RAJESH NAHAR – CO-FOUNDER OF CBAZAAR

Rajesh Nahar is currently the CEO, Co-Founder of Cbazaar, a very popularly recognized as one of the earliest E-commerce Entrepreneurs of the country. Launched Chennaibazaar.com in the year 1998 and from then he ventured into various E-commerce business models like Grocery Etailing, Railway Ticket Online Booking and Gifting Services to Indian Diaspora. Eventually rechristened Chennaibazaar as Cbazaar.com in 2005 and pioneered in online bespoke services for Indian ethnic wear. Today Cbazaar offers close to 16000 distinct Ethnic wear styles in 150 countries across the world.

Took the role of President, Technology and Marketing, worked with IT team in building workflow system for the backend order processing team. This was a key development as it allowed us to continuously monitor the status of an order. Similarly was involved in the system design for operations, customer support and other departments of the organization. Actively involved in company’s growth strategy and team building strategy. Have been a speaker in IAMAI seminars and conferences. In mid-2001, was interviewed by B.B.C and NDTV to discuss about the challenges faced by online companies in India, in the same year was covered by Business World May 2001, as one of the top six survivors after the dot com crash. Also Rajesh is a member of Chennai Chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO).

Rajesh completed his M.B.A with specialization in Marketing from Institute of Technology & Management, Chennai. Prior to that, he studied his Bachelor’s in Computer Technology from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, TN. During this period, served as a Placement Leader and was instrumental in convincing various IT companies visiting for campus interviews to treat B.sc students on par with B.E & BTECH student in terms of placements. Got placed in campus as an IT developer in Asian paints IT division, however did not take this job because of strong desire to be an entrepreneur.

Rajesh and his wife Sarala moved to Chennai from London in 2004 where they live with their two Sons, Abhishek and Aryan. In his spare time, Rajesh likes travel & touring, listen to music and enjoy sport activities.