Sanjeev Bikhchandani appointed to board

Bangalore, February 24, 2006:, India's leading online

travel company and among the most successful Internet companies in the country, today announced the appointment of Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani as an independent member of the board of directors of

Sanjeev Bhikchandani, CEO of is a veteran in the online industry and has established some of the most successful internet companies in India.

Sanjeev holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College and is a management graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Sanjeev has vast experience across industries having worked with companies like Lintas India Ltd. and SmithKline Beecham among others. He was the Editor of Avenues - the careers supplement of The Pioneer and has also co-authored two books on job hunting and careers.


Mr Deep Kalra, Founder and CEO,, welcomed Sanjeev Bikhchandani recruitment to the board. He said, "MakeMyTrip has witnessed phenomenal growth since its launch in September 2005 and we are delighted to have Sanjeev on our board at this time. We are selling over 1000 tickets and 100 room nights daily and have more aggressive plans for 2006. With Sanjeev joining the board, we are confident his rich experience and understanding of the online industry will give strategic direction to our growth plans."


Commenting on his appointment to the board, Sanjeev Bikhchandani said,

"When it comes to buying travel, MakeMyTrip has changed the way travel is bought today. Earlier, the travel agent was the one who was deciding for us whereas today we have all the information to plan on our own. This shift in decision making will revolutionise the way travel is bought in India and I am pleased to be a part of it."


About MMT

MakeMyTrip was launched in 2000 as an online travel company catering to the USA to India market. The company registered sales of over Rs 100 crores in the fiscal year ending March 2005. For the current year, MakeMyTrip is on track to achieve sales of Rs 200 crores.


Headquartered at New Delhi, MakeMyTrip has served over 40,000 Indian customers and about 45,000 customers for the US - India operations. With a registered database of 130,000 NRI's the US market has witnessed an impressive year-on-year customer renewal rate of 30%.


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