Mr. Sanjeev Bikchandani

Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Founder and Vice Chairman, Naukri.com

Sanjeev is the founder of Naukri.com, India’s leading job site. The company also runs Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Brijj.com, Allcheckdeals.com, Naukrigulf.com, Shiksha.com, Quadrangle, and Firstnaukri.com.

 

In addition it has made strategic investments in promising web start-ups such as Policybazaar.com, Meritnation.com, Zomato.com, Mydala.com and 99labels.com.

 

Sanjeev completed his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad in 1989 and quit his job quit his job for entrepreneurship eighteen months later.

 

For the first seven years he drifted and did a number of small businesses – from salary surveys to databases, to feasibility studies, to training.

 

Finally in 1997 the company launched Naukri.com and transformed itself into an Internet company.

 

Starting off from a servant quarter above a garage, the company grew and attracted investment from leading venture capitalists.It was the first Internet company to list on Indian stock exchanges. Today The company employs over 2100 people and has a market capitalization of over Rs. 3000 crs.

 

Prior to starting Naukri, Sanjeev had worked in advertising with Lintas and in consumer marketing at Glaxo SmithKline. For a brief period, he was the Consulting Editor of Avenues – the careers supplement of ‘The Pioneer’ newspaper.

 

He won the “Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2008 for Business Transformation. He also won the Dataquest Pathbreaker Award &the Teacher’s Achievement Award for Business in the same year.

 

In 2011 he was conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIM Ahmedabad.

 

Sanjeev – along with a group of like-minded friends is promoting Ashoka University a philanthropic liberal arts and science university near Delhi.

 

Sanjeev is also the President of the Delhi chapter of TiE [The Indus Entrepreneurs]. He is also a member of the Global Board of Trustees of TiE.

 

Sanjeev is a member of the Board of Chintan – a not for profit organization that works with waste pickers in Delhi.

 

He studied Economics at St. Stephens College and schooled at St. Columba’s School in Delhi.

 

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