Talk by Ankur Warikoo
Date: 215st August, 2015
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Venue: Ashoka University Campus
Ankur Warikoo is CEO of Groupon India, part of the 48-country portfolio of Groupon Global spanning 250million subscribers and over $7bn in annual sales. Ankur has been with Groupon since April 2011, ever since it started its India operations.
Post his MBA from Indian School of Business, Ankur was a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney for 3 years. He worked in Delhi, Dubai and New York during this time. Post this consulting stint, he Co-founded Accentium Web along with 2 other batch-mates from ISB that ran websites such as Gaadi.com, Secondshaadi.com, Taaza.com amongst others. After exiting Accentium Ankur joined Rocket Internet in 2011. As a Venture Partner, he helped setup the footprint for Rocket Investments in India such as Groupon and Jabong.
Ankur was part of Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 List for India 2014 and 2013 and was named as one of India’s Top Executives Under 40 by Business Today in 2014.
Ankur holds a management degree from the Indian School of Business (Class of 2006) where he was awarded the Young Leader Award. He also holds a Masters degree in Physics from Michigan State University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Hindu College, Delhi University.
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