Kunal Bahl

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Kunal Bahl
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Kunal Bahl in 2015
Born (1983-01-01) 1 January 1983 (age 40)
EducationB.S.E in Entrepreneurship, Operation & Information Management, Wharton
B.A.S in Engineering
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
OccupationCEO & co-founder of Snapdeal
Known forE-commerce, Venture Capital
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Spouse(s)Yashna Bahl

Kunal Bahl is an Indian entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of the e-commerce platform Snapdeal.[1][2]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Bahl was born in India and had completed his initial school education at Delhi Public School R. K. Puram (DPS) New Delhi. He applied to the University of Pennsylvania and received admission. He graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, earning two bachelor's degrees in Entrepreneurship, Operation & Information Management from The Wharton School and Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He finished an executive marketing program from Kellogg School of Management. He worked with Microsoft for a short period, as he went back to India due to a visa issue in 2008.[3][4]

Snapdeal[edit | edit source]

Bahl co-founded Snapdeal along with his school friend Rohit Bansal on 4 February 2010.[5][6]

Awards and recognitions[edit | edit source]

  • BMA Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 [7]
  • ET Top 50 Entrepreneur of India 2014[8]
  • Ranked 25 on Fortune 40 under 40 most influential business leaders list 2014 [9]
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year - Startup 2014 [10]
  • Nasscom NextGen Entrepreneur 2014 [11]
  • AIMA Transformational Business Leader of the Year [12]
  • Indian Affairs Business Leader of the Year 2015 [13]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Bahl is married to Yashna, who ran a confectionery business.[14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Kunal Bahl: Snapdeal's CEO created one of India's largest online marketplaces". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  2. "In the news". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. "All for love: When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella surrendered his Green Card for wife Anu".
  4. "Lunch with BS: Kunal Bahl". Business Standard. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  5. "The Evolution of Snapdeal". Forbes. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  6. "Supercharged". Business Today. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  7. "36th BMA awards". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  8. "ET Award". Orissa Diary. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  9. "40 under 40". Fortune. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  10. "EY entrepreneur of the year". The Financial Express. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  11. "innovate-india-challenge" "NASSCOM SPECIAL AWARDS". Nasscom. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  12. "AIMA Managing India Awards". AIMA. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  13. "India Leadership Conclave 2015".
  14. "Flipkart CEO wanted to be a gamer, Snapdeal chief a food and film critic". Business Standard. Retrieved 1 December 2015.

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