About ibibo Group
ibibo Group is India’s largest online travel group with integrated travel properties such as Goibibo.com (No. 1 hotels and leading air aggregator) ; redBus.in (No 1 online bus ticketing platform) ; YourBus (Vehicle tracking application), recently launched car sharing app, ibibo Ryde and Travelboutique (51% stake in the leading B2B online travel platform).
The company’s mission is to organize the transportation and accommodation industry and connect it with the travelers. More than 3mn unique users transact with ibibo properties every month making ibibo the biggest travel company in India!
ibibo Group was founded by Ashish Kashyap and the company also owns a minority stake in Naspers’ global payments business, PayU Global.
Founder & Group CEO, ibibo Group
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).
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 and online travel businesses at Indiatimes.com and drove them to a profitable and scale position.
Ashish holds an "Economics (Honors)" from Kirori Mal College, University Of Delhi, India and a diploma in "International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM)" from Insead, Fontainebleau, France.
CFO, ibibo Group
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.
Co-Founder & CEO, Goibibo
Sanjay serves as the CEO of Goibibo.com. Sanjay was part of the founding team of Goibibo.
Sanjay 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.
Co-Founder & CTO, Goibibo
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.
Vikalp's 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.
Anoop 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.
Jatin serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Goibibo and is responsible for the finance function of the B2C Air, Hotels and Packages verticals.
Prior to joining Goibibo, Jatin has worked with organizations like Nestle, PwC and GSK Consumer in various functions across Finance.
Jatin has completed BCom from Goa University and Chartered Accountancy from ICAI.
Pratap K Singh
President - Operations & Technology Infrastructure
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.
Sr. Vice President - Lodging Partner Services, Goibibo
Parikshit Choudhury serves as Vice President & Head Seller Services and is leading the Hotels Business Development, Contracting & Category teams.
Parikshit spent majority of his post MBA 14 years with GE Capital where he grew through the ranks and was leading a 700 member Sales Team for Credit Cards Business in India. During his 8 year stint at GE, Parikshit was nominated for GEs prestigious Crontonville Leadership Training Programs – Foundations of GE leadership and Building Essential Leadership Skills. .
Prior to joining goibibo, Parikshit set up the Sales Force Effectiveness function for magicbricks.com from scratch. He also worked with MRF Tyres and HDFC Bank during his initial post MBA formative years.
Associate Director – Legal
Akshat Sulalit serves as the General Counsel for ibibo Group in India. He is responsible for managing overall Legal function of all the Group businesses.
Akshat has about a decade of post qualification experience and has worked with organisations like Reliance Industries Limited & Kaden Boriss. Prior to joining ibibo, Akshat was the lead Partner, heading the Corporate-Commercial practise of a global Indian law firm Kaden Boriss in India.
Akshat is a graduate from National Law University, Jodhpur and has vast experience inter alia in corporate-commercial laws, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property laws and litigation management.
Head - M&A and Investments
Alankrita is responsible for leading the inorganic initiatives of ibibo Group in both domestic and international markets. She ideates, initiates and leads execution of investments / M&A activities of the group across various travel verticals.
Alankrita has over 10 years of deal making experience and has previously worked in Ernst and Young in their investment banking practise.
Alankrita holds an MBA degree from ISB and a Bachelors in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce.
Director - Human Resources
Asha heads all Human Resources functions across ibibo Group. She joined ibibo in the early stages of inception, and has since then brought-in best People plans and practices in to the Organization, progressing through Human Resources management roles of increasing responsibility.
In her endeavor to make ibibo a ‘best-in-class’ company for which to work, she sets the strategy and implementation plan for attracting the most exceptional talent.
Prior to joining ibibo, Asha was associated with companies like Aztech, LG, Ness technologies leading their HR functions.
Asha’s alma mater includes a PG-D in Personnel and HR, and a Graduation in Economics - both from Bangalore University.