Mr. Pankaj Chaddah

Distinguished Alumni Awardee

Award Year: 2020 | Degree Year: 2007

Mr. Pankaj Chaddah received his Bachelor of Technology in Engineering from IIT Delhi in 2007. A well-known face in the Indian start-up community, Pankaj is one of the founders of Zomato, the country’s largest restaurant discovery and food delivery service. He spent a decade with Zomato from its inception in 2008 till 2018, helping to establish it as one of India’s first internet unicorns, as well as a truly global giant in the food tech space. He stepped away from an operational role in Zomato in 2018 and retains a position on Zomato’s board of directors. Prior to Zomato, Pankaj worked at Bain & Company.

After moving on from Zomato, he has been angel investing and mentoring start-ups. He is one of the founding members of the Plaksha University in Chandigarh and is also an advisor to Akshayapatra.

As a next step in his entrepreneurial journey, Pankaj has most recently co-founded Mindhouse, which is an online wellness venture. Within a year of launch, Mindhouse is already one of the most promising mental health and wellness start-ups in the country.

In honoring Mr. Pankaj Chaddah , IIT Delhi recognizes his Entrepreneurial excellence. Through his achievements, Mr. Chaddah has brought glory to the name of the Institute.