Bhanu Choudhrie is the founder of India’s largest B2B marketplace. He has been named one of Asia’s top entrepreneurs by Forbes and was selected as a Young Global Leader by world leaders in Davos at the World Economic Forum. Choudhrie has an entrepreneurial spirit that cannot be stopped.
Choudhrie grew up in New Delhi, India, where he taught himself to program computers at age 12. After completing his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, Choudhrie returned to India, where he started two companies: First Mile Solutions Pvt Ltd., which provides e-commerce solutions for small retailers; and FinSmarts Technologies Pvt Ltd., which builds online marketplaces for businesses.
The Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) is Choudhrie’s third company formed in early 2012 after he purchased the assets of Alpha Flight Services, that was owned by Alpha Airlines, an Italian airline that had gone bankrupt. That year AAG had more than $550 million worth of new contracts and revenue from existing business partners. Alpha Aviation Group has established a leading position as a provider of specialist aviation support services throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Alpha Aviation Group Limited, AAG’s principal operating company, provides a range of outsourced technical and administrative support functions to airlines, airports, and aviation authorities from its market-leading international hubs in Hong Kong SAR, Beijing Capital International Airport, and Singapore Changi Airport.
In 2014, Choudhrie helped found Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart and also invested in Zoomcar.com. Zoomcar.com is India’s first self-drive car rental company that allows members to pick up a car from any location and drop it off at another with no additional costs for mileage. In 2016, Choudhrie also helped launch Rupeepower.com that offers a range of solar solutions from solar panels to battery storage systems and lighting products for both home users and businesses.
In 2015, Choudhrie is named as a co-founder for yet another venture – India’s first credit card processing company. This new start-up allows online shoppers to buy without a PayPal account by providing a digital payment one of India’s top 50 most influential people by “Business Today,” a leading Indian business magazine, who have also profiled him in their list of top 50 Indian power brands. Bhanu Choudhrie was given the Business Today Award for Product Excellence & Sustainability for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016.
Bhanu Choudhrie has been featured on “Forbes” magazine’s “Asia’s Rising Stars” list, and he has been profiled by “Business Today,” a leading Indian business magazine, as one of their top 50 Indian power brands. In 2016, Choudhrie was awarded the Asian Voice Achievers Award for his outstanding contribution to the world of business in Asia as an entrepreneur.
Bhanu Choudhrie is a well-established and successful entrepreneur in India. He has inspired numerous entrepreneurs in the country and continues to be an influence on many young minds.