Founder & CEO, IndiaMART
Dinesh Agarwal is the founder and CEO of IndiaMART.com, India’s largest online marketplace connecting Indian suppliers with domestic and international buyers.
Founded in 1996, Dinesh is credited with leading IndiaMART.com through two decades with an unblemished record of being profitable from day one – a feat no other online company in India has been able to emulate.
IndiaMART is among the world’s top ten marketplaces, and has been corroborated by a host of credible market surveys and awards. Started with a 4 member team, under Dinesh’s dynamic and visionary leadership, IndiaMART has grown to become a strong team of 3600 talented professionals with branch offices in 65+ Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities across the country. Its stellar credentials, robust business model and Dinesh’s commitment towards the MSME sector has invited prestigious investors like BBCL, Amaedus Capital, Intel Capital, West Bridge and Quona Capital into its fold for further expansion plans. A vigorous advocate of Indian SMEs, he has spearheaded several path breaking ideas to promote Indian SMEs globally like the Emerging Business Forum. His contribution to Indian businesses is widely acknowledged by the industry and the media.
Prior to pursuing his entrepreneurial instincts, this Computer Engineer from HBTI, Kanpur has honed his technical skills working for industry leaders such as HCL Technologies (America), Center for Development of Telematics (C-Dot) and CMC Limited before returning to India. He has an extensive experience spanning over 20 years in the field of Internet, Networking & Systems Development and Consulting.