Sanjeev Bikhchandani is an Indian businessman, who is the founder and executive vice chairman of Info Edge which owns Naukri.com, a job portal, as well as the co-founder of Ashoka University.
He attended St. Columba’s School, Delhi and finished schooling from there in 1981. There after, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, (Delhi University) in 1984. He completed his MBA from IIMA in 1989.
Sanjeev after his PG left a job marketing Horlicks at HMM (now known as GlaxoSmithKline) in 1990 to set up two companies Indmark and Info Edge along with a partner.The first company specialized in pharmaceutical trademarks and the second produced salary surveys and reports. In 1993, he and his partner decided to go separate ways. Both partners got one company each. Sanjeev got Info Edge. In 1997, Bikhchandani set up Naukri.com, jobs portal on a server in the United States, and later Quadrangle, an offline executive search business. In 2005, Naukri.com was reported as being India’s largest web-based employment site.
Building up in the websites business, Infoedge later launched other classified sites like 99acres in real estate, Jeevansathi in matrimony and Shiksha in education.
He is also an astute investor, having invested in unicorns like Policybazaar and Zomato.
He won the Ernst and Young – Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008.