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Bhavish Aggarwal

Cofounder and CEO, Ola

IIT Bombay

Bhavish Aggarwal is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-sharing platforms and India’s most popular mobile app for transportation. With the mission of building mobility for a billion people, he started Ola (formerly Ola Cabs) in 2010 with Ankit Bhati, a fellow alumnus from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, the country’s premier institution for technology and science. Before Ola, Bhavish worked with Microsoft Research for two years, filing two patents alongside having three papers published in international academic journals. Ola is now one of India’s most valuable and respected new economy organization with 10,00,000 driver partners in over 110+ cities. The company offers 14 services across diverse categories including business-class vehicles, shared transport, auto rickshaws, and even cycles! With over a billion rides annually, Ola is a true blue Indian unicorn which believes in responsible consumption with shared transportation key to that agenda. True to this spirit, Bhavish doesn’t own a car and vows that he never will. As a rapidly-growing organization that nurtures the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, Ola has taken the first big step in spreading its wings outside of India with the launch in Australia in early 2018. This move is line with Ola’s vision of solving globally relevant problems with hyperlocal solutions. Honors and Recognition: 2018 - Recognized as a Pioneer by TIME magazine as part of TIME 100, Most influential people in the world. 2017 - Entrepreneur of the Year - Economic Times Disruptor of the Year, Asia Business Leader Awards - CNBC-TV18 2016 - Unicorn of the Year - NDTV Young Turks evangelist - CNBC-TV18 30under30 - Forbes India Startup of the Year - Business Standard Mobility Leader - Express IT Awards 2015 - Startup of the Year - Economic Times Leadership Award for Outstanding Startup - Forbes India Consumer Internet Company of the Year – VC Circle