Rohit Chadda

Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, and Growth Strategy Consultant in India

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Rohit Chadda is an investment banker turned serial entrepreneur best known as the co-founder & Managing Director of foodpanda.com, the world's largest food ordering platform. He introduced online food delivery in emerging markets when the category was virtually non-existent and was responsible for developing the category to one of the fastest growing ecommerce verticals in the World. Foodpanda expanded to 40+ countries before being acquired by its global competitor Delivery Hero.

Rohit was named Fortune 40 under 40 in 2015 and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 by Associated Chambers of Commerce (ASSOCHAM). His other accolades include Young Professional of the Year by Asia Retail Congress 2014, Top 25 e-commerce professionals in 2015 and Professional Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.

After the success of foodpanda, he founded fintech startup PayLo in order to solve the lack of payment acceptance infrastructure in emerging markets. In Feb 2016, PayLo acquired Ruplee, India’s largest dining payments app to launch its first omni-channel payments platform PayLo POS which was tremendously successful in the wake of demonetisation in India.

Rohit is working with multiple startups on the various applications of blockchain technology. His fintech company, PayLo, has deployed its payments & wallet solution with multiple cryptocurrency exchanges and is further developing financial products using blockchain technology.

Rohit is an angel investor and mentor to multiple start ups and is working to promote the start up ecosystem across the globe. He speaks on various subjects like digital payments, retail, ecommerce, venture capital, consumer technology, food tech & entrepreneurship at various forums worldwide.

Awards & Recognition

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

Fortune 40 under 40 2015

Top 25 Most Talented Ecommerce Professionals in India 2015

Professional Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Young Professional of the Year 2014

Aditya Birla Award for Business Leadership 2007-08, 2008-09

  • Work
    • Advisory
  • Education
    • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
    • Delhi Technological University
Testimonials
I have know Rohit as a valued colleague, a dedicated professional and a dear friend. He is a dreamer who always inspires people around him. A restless person, he is never short of ideas for even the most difficult problems. I have learnt a lot from him during the time we worked together and I wish we will get the chance to work together again.
Vikas Kumar - Trader @ Merrill Lynch
I have known Rohit for past 13 years as a friend, co-worker and a guide. Rohit has strong analytic and communications skills. He had demonstrated his superb problem solving skills by providing solutions to critical issues with alacrity. He was the Go-To person of our project for any crisis situation and he was always up with options. I am certainly amazed by his energy levels. Till date, I have not met a person with his kind of versatility. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
Anupam Bhatnagar - Associate Director @Fractal analytics
Rohit is sincere and meticulous in his work and is a powerhouse of energy. Multitasking comes naturally to him. Its amazing how much he can get done in little time and how long he can go on tirelessly to achieve his goals. His greatest strength is his people skills. He gets along well with everybody, and is extremely effective in managing his colleagues' and teams' to his needs.
saurabh bajaj - Vice president @ Proterra Investment Partners
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