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Ankit Bhati

Young Alumni Achiever
2019
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Olacabs
Dual Degree (B.Tech. + M.Tech.), 2011, Mechanical Engineering

Ankit Bhati is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Olacabs. He obtained his dual degree (B.Tech. + M.Tech.) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2011.

Prior to joining the founding team at Ola, Ankit was a freelancer developer. Having built one of the world’s leading ridesharing companies out of India, Ola, under Ankit’s leadership, has pioneered some of the world’s most innovative technologies, be it the world’s first connected car platform or the robust technology backend that serves various unique mobility use cases to over 150 million users. Ola has also empowered over a million driver partners by not only providing them livelihood opportunities but also enhancing their social and economic status at large. Ankit has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017’ by the Economic Times, ‘Disruptor of the Year, 2017’ by CNBC-TV18, Forbes 30 under 30.

Special Memories Associated with IIT Bombay: “The fun-filled night outs with friends and participation in Tech fests and the PAF (performance art festival) are some of the special memories at IIT Bombay”.

Mantra for Success: Be persistent