Ashish Kashyap is the CEO and founder of Ibibo Group, which owns several online travel portals such as Goibibo.com, a hotel and air aggregator; redBus.in, an online bus ticketing platform; and ibibo Ryde, a car and cab sharing app.
Rukmankan Sivaloganathan, co-founder and CEO of Trekurious.com, an experiential travel and lifestyle company based in Sri Lanka, was formerly a well-paid banker but felt that "something was missing" in his previous job.
A former reporter with London's Sunday Times, Sarah Keenlyside moved to China in 2005 where she was involved with running the Time Out magazine. It was during the 2008 Beijing Olympics that spurred her to help visitors who found it hard to navigate around the city.
Growing up in upcountry Thailand, the exposure to the ingenuity of rural cultures from young drives Somsak Boonkam, founder and CEO of Local Alike, to address socio-economic inequalities among less advantaged communities.