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Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Hitesh Oberoi receive Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award 2008

Sanjeev Bikhchandani, co-founder and CEO and Hitesh Oberoi, director and COO, Info Edge India (Naukri.com group), have been conferred with ‘The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2008’ under the ‘Business Transformation’ category.

The award was announced on 26th November in Mumbai in the presence of distinguished audience of leading business personalities. Ernst & Young recognizes individuals who excel at building and sustaining innovative businesses.

Sanjeev Bikhchandani, co-founder and CEO and Hitesh Oberoi, director and COO, Info Edge India (Naukri.com group), have been conferred with ‘The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2008’ under the ‘Business Transformation’ category.

The award was announced on 26th November in Mumbai in the presence of distinguished audience of leading business personalities. Ernst & Young recognizes individuals who excel at building and sustaining innovative businesses.

Ernst & Young organised its tenth ‘Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Awards 2008’ which celebrated the emergence of many leading entrepreneurs. A six-member jury comprising eminent personalities, chaired by K V Kamath, managing director and CEO, ICICI Bank, selected the finalists from over 291 nominations received this year.

Other jury members included Ravi Venkatesan, chairman, Microsoft India; Shobhana Bhartia, vice chairperson and editorial director, HT Media; Manish Kejriwal, senior managing director, Investment – India and Russia, Temasek Holdings Advisors India; R Seshasayee, managing director, Ashok Leyland; and Tarun Das, chief mentor, CII.

Info Edge owns brands such as Naukri.com, Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Shiksha.com and Brijj.com. The company started operations as a tiny enterprise in 1990 and launched Naukri.com in 1997. The company went public in November 2006, raising Rs 1,703 million by way of an IPO. Today, the company has a presence in recruitment, matrimony, real estate and education. It employs over 1700 people and operates through 66 offices in 42 cities in India and overseas. Total Income for FY07-08 at Rs 2396.64 million is an increase of 63 per cent over FY06-07.

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