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At Infinity Business School, 34, Infinity Knowledge House, CH Baktawar Singh Road, Sector 32, Opposite Medcity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
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Ankur Warikoo, Groupon Regional Head, APAC Emerging Countries (India, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines)
A Serial Entrepreneur, a Consultant, a Venture Partner and a Teacher - Yes, we are talking about just one person! Come join us on 31st August as we talk to Ankur Warikoo about his journey to success.
Ankur Warikoo is the Regional Head of APAC Emerging Markets (APAC-EC) comprising India, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines. The APAC-EC region is part of the 48-country portfolio of Groupon Global spanning 250 million subscribers and over $ 5 billion in annual sales. Ankur has been with Groupon since April 2011, when it entered India and is the CEO of the India Operations as well.
Post his management degree from the 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.
He Co-founded Accentium Web in 2007 along with 2 other batch-mates from ISB, while continuing with his role at A.T. Kearney. In 2009, he left Kearney to work on Accentium full-time. Accentium runs websites such as Secondshaadi.com, Gaadi.com, Taaza.com amongst others. After 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 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.
14 - 14.30: Networking
14.30 - 15.30: Chat with Ankur followed by Q&A
15.30: Networking & Food
STEP is a boutique investment banking and consulting firm for startups and small and medium enterprises. STEP provides early stage funding and acts as an accelerator to promising startups. The entire focus of its management team is to provide young enterprises with management bandwidth, strategic input on financial structuring, branding and offer significant opportunities of networking.
STEP has been founded by Neeraj Batra & Gunit Chadha, two serial investment bankers with close to three decades of experience. Neeraj turned entrepreneur after working with leading names such as Bank of America, AMAS Group (London, Geneva) and the Hinduja Group and has founded Infinity Business School, Great Banyan Art Company & STEP. Gunit is a Co-Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific and a Board Member at Deutsche Bank AG. He has rich experience across retail, corporate and investment banking in US , Singapore and India.
Infinity Business School was conceptualized and founded by Neeraj Batra, one of India's leading Investment bankers and an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad '84. Established as a Citicorp Investee Institution in 2001, Infinity has been successfully running management programs for the last 13 years. A strong corporate board, a unique fractional faculty model and a student-focused mentoring program has enable Infinity to create a niche for itself. It offers a rich industry interface with its alumni spread across world's leading companies. Many of its alumni have also successfully launched their entrepreneurial ventures.
Infinity Business School is located right opposite Medcity in Gurgaon.
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