Co-Founder & CEO of PolicyBazaar.com (unicorn), India
Yashish Dahiya is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of PolicyBazaar.com Group of Companies. He has a strong belief that customers in India need more financial cover for death, disease, and disability and the long-term profitability of the insurance industry depends upon how well the industry is focussed on these three. With that, he has built Policybazaar.com into a 3,000-crore plus insurance marketplace within a short span of 10 years. Under his leadership, the group company started PaisaBazaar.com, an online financial marketplace for investment and lending products in 2014 Today, Paisabazaar.com is India’s largest online financial marketplace for loans and credit cards, disbursing loans worth Rs 6,500 crore annually to more than 450 cities and towns. With the backing of a host of investors, Yashish has now set his sights on transforming the healthcare industry overall with the launch of Docprime.com. This new venture aims to redefine the way India seeks quality medical services and make health services accessible, available and affordable to masses. Before starting his entrepreneurial journey with PolicyBazaar.com, he was the Managing Director of ebookers.com, a leading pan-European online travel distributor, which was also an FTSE 250 company listed on Nasdaq. Yashish was also a management consultant with Bain & Co. in their London office. Yashish holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad, and an MBA from INSEAD. Yashish likes to spend his spare time outdoors, is the current masters national champion in swimming and is the fifth fastest Ironman from India across all ages.