Amarjit Singh Batra is the CEO of OLX India (www.olx.in), a global Internet company that offers the next generation of free online classifieds in 50 languages and more than 40 countries. Amarjit joined OLX in 2009, and has played a founding role in the establishment of OLX India as well as the horizontal online classifieds industry in the country. Under Amarjit’s leadership OLX has in a short span of time catapulted to becoming the number one online classifieds player of India and among the most admired brands of the country.
Amarjit has diverse management experience spanning more than two decades of which the last 16 years have been in the Indian Internet space. He joined OLX at a challenging time, when horizontal free online classifieds were unknown in India and people were not open to selling and buying online. Amarjit had the vision to understand the potential of the industry and was among the first to introduce the pioneering concept of online consumer-to-consumer (C2C) marketplace for used goods, an idea that has revolutionized the online classifieds space, and propelled OLX to becoming the largest online C2C marketplace in India.
Under his leadership OLX has emerged as the number one C2C marketplace in India, and has won prestigious industry awards and accolades most recent of which is a recognition by the prestigious ‘Superbrands’ in 2016. The brand has also won two Effies in 2015 and three in 2016 apart from numerous other industry awards.
Amar was awarded ‘Marketer of the Year’ (e-commerce) by International Advertising Association (India Chapter) in 2015. In 2014 he was awarded the IDMA Digital Person of the Year. He was also on the 2012 and 2013 ‘IMPACT Digital Power 100’ list, which recognizes the most influential leaders in the Indian digital space.
Amarjit holds a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering and has an MBA from University Business School (UBS), Chandigarh. He lives in New Delhi with his wife, daughter, and son. He enjoys sports and an active lifestyle, and spends his spare time playing squash, reading, and listening to music.