Rajesh Magow is the Co-Founder & Group Chief Executive Officer of MakeMyTrip Limited, the holding company of India’s leading travel brands MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and redBus. A part of the founding team that built MakeMyTrip ground up, Rajesh is a believer of India’s digital opportunity and a backer of many young Indian tech companies that are raring to make their mark.
An internet industry veteran with a demonstrated history of working at the intersection of India’s booming consumer technology and tourism sector, Rajesh is passionate about transforming business using tech and creating disproportionate value for customers. As CEO, Rajesh leads strategy and operations of MakeMyTrip Group, including the management of all business units within the organization.
Rajesh played a key role in executing a successful merger between MakeMyTrip and Ibibio group. He has also led the initial public offering of MakeMyTrip, with successful listing on NASDAQ in the US in 2010. Within MakeMyTrip, Rajesh also acts as a mentor to the senior management team and other high-potential team members. He is a recipient of many awards, including the Bloomberg Award for the Best CFO in India in 2010.
Rajesh also served as an Independent Director on the board of Flipkart. He has earlier served as the acting CEO for the India operations of eBookers.com, now part of Travelport. He started his career with Voltas and has also worked with Aptech Limited and Quantum in senior management positions.