ibibo Group is India's leading online travel group that owns properties such as Goibibo.com (Leading B2C Online travel aggregator) ; redBus.in (No 1 online bus ticketing platform) and travelboutique (51% stake in the leading B2B online travel platform).
ibibo Group organically developed and launched Goibibo.com, (horizontal B2C online travel aggregator) in 2010 that enables consumers to buy air tickets, hotels and bus tickets via both mobile and desktop. Goibibo has become a leading mobile and online travel platform in India driven by its promise of the fastest platform in India be it for bookings, after sales, payments and refunds.
The combined travel assets of ibiboGroup makes the company the largest in terms of volume of transactions.
ibibo Group was founded by Ashish Kashyap and the company also owns a minority stake in Naspers’ global payments business, PayU Global.
Ashish Kashyap is the Founder & CEO of ‘ibibo Group'. ibibo is India's largest travel group that owns properties such as Goibibo.com (Leading Hotels and Air Aggregator) redBus.in (No 1 online bus ticketing platform), ibiboRyde (Car and Cab sharing application) and TravelboutiqueOnline (Leading Online B2B travel platform).
Besides organically and inorganically building out the online travel assets, Ashish also launched ibibo’s payments unit (Hived off to Naspers global payments unit in January 2014). Ashish also serves on the management board of PayU global. Ashish has also driven the acquisition of redBus.in, a significant milestone in the evolution of Indian internet industry. Besides this he has driven various M&A transactions and investments in the internet and mobile space.
Prior to founding "ibibo Group", Ashish was the ‘Country Head’ of ‘Google India’, wherein he set up the India facing operations from ground up. Before joining Google, Ashish "founded" E-Commerce businesses at Indiatimes.com and drove them to a profitable and scale position. He architected first of its kind “Reverse Auctions"; "Travel Auctions" platform and launched the online marketplace business, Indiatimes Shopping.
Ashish holds an "Economics (Honors)" from University Of Delhi, India and a diploma in "International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM)" from Insead, Fontainebleau, France.
Pankaj Jain serves as the Group Chief Financial Officer for ibiboGroup in India. He is responsible for managing overall Finance functions of all the Group businesses in India. Pankaj has more than 14 years, post qualification experience and has worked with organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers & Corning Incorporated. Prior to joining ibiboGroup, Pankaj was responsible for managing finance and strategy functions for Corning Incorporated in India.
Pankaj started his professional career as an article trainee with PricewaterhouseCoopers, after graduating in commerce from Delhi University and after finishing his Chartered Accountancy.
Sanjay serves as the CEO of Goibibo.com. Sanjay was part of the founding team of Goibibo. He has 20 years of experience in Internet, Mass Media, Print / Radio / TV sector and has been part of many founding teams such as Indiatimes.com, Walt Disney's launch in India, FM Radio and Television ventures of The Times of India Group.
Sanjay has done PGDBM from SP Jain University and also holds a Honours in Economics from Delhi University.
Vikalp Sahni serves as the CTO of Goibibo.com. He Co-founded goibibo in 2010 and also part of the founding team of ibibo Group.
Vikalp is a technologist at heart and worked on large scale Crawl platforms to intelligent extraction algorithms, or big data platforms. Loves to build technologies which can scale and deliver high performance, from front-end to back-end.
His earlier stint was with IBM post his B-Tech from NIT Silchar. A Traveller at heart, Vikalp loves Music and Movies and is an Age of Empire Fan.
Prakash Sangam was inducted as the CEO of redBus in June 2014. Prior to joining redBus, Prakash was Executive Vice President at Infoedge India Ltd. (Naukri group), heading two portfolio businesses, Shiksha.com and Jeevansathi and in addition, the ad sales business for the group. He built Shiksha.com from ground up and drove it to a leadership position in the education marketplace category. He was part of the Naukri group for over 5 years. Prakash also had a stint with Airtel as GM, Marketing and Innovation. Earlier, Prakash spent 7 years of his career with Hindustan Unilever in multiple roles spanning Marketing, Brand Management and Sales & Distribution.
Prakash has completed his MBA from IIM, Calcutta and also holds an Honours degree in Production Engineering from Mumbai University.
Anoop serves as the CTO of redBus.in wherein he drives the entire engineering function and also part of the founding team of ibibo Group. He has been responsible for developing and scaling various platforms at ibibo Group during its evolution. Anoop has over 14 years of experience in the Telecom and Internet industry. Prior to joining ibibo Anoop was with Convergelabs as a Technical lead from where he has a patent pending against his name.
Anoop has done his Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras.
Pratap serves as the President of IT Operations and is responsible for ibibo Group's IT projects, technology operations, infrastructure and product quality. Pratap is part of the founding team of ibibo Group. He has over 14 years of experience in System Engineering, Telecommunication, and Internet industry's IT operations. Prior to ibibo, he has worked with Aricent Inc. and TCS as Manager - Information Technology.
Pratap is a B.E. (Electronics) from University of Pune.
Goibibo.com : Goibibo is one of the top 3 online travel aggregator in India. Goibibo's core value differentiator is delivery of fastest and trusted user experience. Be it in terms of quickest search and checkout flow; fast payments, settlement and refund processes. All this is backed by customer service excellence and innovations in our operations and back end. Goibibo enables travellers to search, compare and buy from across categories and width of travel suppliers comprising : air tickets, bus tickets; holidays, hotels and car rentals. Goibibo is also a leading app across mobile operating systems : iOS, Android and Windows. Goibibo takes pride in delivering these services at lowest prices in the market. It is these attributes that has enabled Goibibo to trounce hundreds of players in the online travel space. Goibibo is part of ibiboGroup that also owns India’s No 1 online Bus ticketing platform, redBus.in.
redBus.in : Pilani Soft Labs Pvt. Ltd. founded by 3 BITS-Pilani graduates, Phanindra Sama, Charan Padmaraju, Sudhakar Pasupunuri owns three products - redBus™, BOSS™, SeatSeller™ serving the fragmented bus industry in India. redBus™ is consumer facing travel brand enabling customers to buy tickets on internet, on mobile, and through call centers. BOSS™ is ERP solution built for bus operators. Over 800 bus operators in India use BOSS to manage their inventory. SeatSeller™ is GDS for bus inventory distribution. Over 10,000 retail agents and 100+ corporates including the OTAs use SeatSeller to sell bus tickets to their customers. RedBus was acquired by ibibo Group in June 2013.
TBO: TravelBoutiqueOnline (TBO) Group operates three business verticals, TravelBoutiqueOnline (India), TBO Mena (Middle East & North Africa) and Techmaster (Technology Development). The TBO group was founded in 2007. TBO is the largest B2B travel portal in the online space in India and works with almost 14,000 travel agents in India and the Middle East. TBO was also awarded the best IT Innovator in 2007 by NASSCOM and was one of the finalists at CNBC Emerging India Awards in 2009.
PayU Global: ibibo Group owns a minority stake in Naspers’ global payments business, PayU global.
PayU is a comprehensive operator of online payments across emerging markets. PayU operates in several countries such as Czech Republic, Poland, Hungry, Turkey, Ukraine, Panama, Colombia, Romania Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Africa and India.