Sachin Bansal is the Founder and CEO of Flipkart, leading E-Commerce Provider in India. An IIT Delhi Alumnus, Sachin left Amazon to start Flipkart along with a friend Binny Bansal with a mere investment of Rs 4 Lakh. Today Flipkart generates Rs 1.5 Crore a Day. It has a record userbase of 1 Million in India only.
As CEO, Sachin oversees all the customer facing activities of the company ranging from technology to marketing. He is also in charge of Flipkart’s corporate divisions which include the finance and legal departments. An avid gaming enthusiast, Sachin likes to spend most of his free time with his family.
Personal Life (in his own words)
I am originally from Chandigarh, which is the capital of Punjab. My business partner, Binny, is also from Chandigarh. We are not related in any way, it just happens to be a coincidence that we are now working on Flipkart together. We both grew up in Chandigarh and went to the same schools yet did not know each other well. I went to the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, where I studied computer science, and that is where I really got to know Binny because he was studying computer science as well.
We graduated from IIT in 2005, and we took different jobs in Bangalore. I joined a company called Techspan. Our paths converged again in 2006 when we both joined Amazon.com India. Amazon was building Amazon Web Services ,which is very big now. We built things like Amazon S3. Their services have powered more than half of the startups in the United States.