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Meet Hitesh Oberoi- MD and CEO, InfoEdge (Naukri.com)

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  Hitesh Oberoi, 39, An alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore is the MD and CEO, InfoEdge which apart from Naukri.com also owns Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Quadrangle, Brijj.com and the recently launched Shiksha.com.  Early in the life of the company he set up the Sales and Marketing operations at Naukri.com An alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore, he won the Prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Business Transformation in 2008. Prior to joining InfoEdge in March 2000, Hitesh worked for 3.5 years as the Regional Planning and Distribution Manager in HUL. With 10 years of experience in the internet industry, he is part of various industry forums. He currently chairs the Classifieds' Committee for IAMAI and is also a charter member of the TiE, New Delhi. In a quick chat with FUCCHA, Hitesh Oberoi, MD and CEO, InfoEdge, talks about the success story of Info edge, bottle necks, and advice for FUCCHAs. IMG_0436   What led you to leave your job with an MNC (Unilever) and then join the team at Naukri.com ? So you have to go back to 1999, HUL was my first job at campus , I worked there for 3.5 years. Towards in  1999, there was desire to do something different and that’s when I met Sanjeev who had started Naukri at that time and you know these were very early days in internet era . There were hardly some thousand internet accounts in the country and I met Sanjeev and we decided to do something together, the concept of VC was very new, that time Naukri was not VC funded so we decided to started another business so another site, so we started a site called Bacho it was deal and discount website, the idea was to create database of deals and discount. This was towards 1999 end by the time I quit my job I joined Naukri. There was big boom in internet funding space there were lots of VCs and they were funding the companies in the internet space , we got funded but when we got funded the VC said you guys are doing too many things we don’t want you to focus on too many things focus on Naukri and make it big and when that happened I moved on to Naukri for full time without any job, because Naukri was a small set up at that time doing 2-3 lakhs month revenue with 10-12 people and so on and when I moved to naukri and coming from HUL I had background in commercial sales, Supply chain marketing. So I decided to help to set up sales and marketing team in naukri.com so I was director of sales and marketing ….   Watch the full interview with Hitesh Oberoi     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QP5CoS73go

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Meet Hitesh Oberoi- MD and CEO, InfoEdge (Naukri.com)

by Team FUCCHA

  Hitesh Oberoi, 39, An alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore is the MD and CEO, InfoEdge which apart from Naukri.com also owns Jeevansathi.com, 99acres.com, Quadrangle, Brijj.com and the recently launched Shiksha.com.  Early in the life of the company he set up the Sales and Marketing operations at Naukri.com An alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore, he won the Prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Business Transformation in 2008. Prior to joining InfoEdge in March 2000, Hitesh worked for 3.5 years as the Regional Planning and Distribution Manager in HUL.