Bhanu Chopra is the Founder and Chairman at RateGain, one of the world’s leading SaaS companies serving over 13,000+ customers in the Travel and Hospitality industry across 191+ countries.
Bhanu’s tryst with the technology space has taken him through several diverse roles and experiences over the course of his career, spanning nearly two decades. Having completed his master’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington, USA in Finance and Computer Science, he began his career with Deloitte Consulting, Chicago. There, he spent 4 years working on ERP, SAP, systems integration and overall IT strategy for a number of Fortune 500 companies. He then went on to found Riv Consulting, a company that focused on helping organizations with Systems Integration on CRM software such as Broad VISION.
A second-generation entrepreneur, Bhanu identified an opportunity in the increasing popularity of Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) in the early 2000s, and the resultant shift in dynamics in the hospitality space. Recognizing the rise in the business need of OTAs and hotels to monitor and benchmark their rates across those of their competitors, he took it upon himself to create a solution that would do this accurately and in real-time. He, thus, founded RateGain in 2004 to help these companies streamline their operations and sales.
Widely recognized as one of the thought leaders in the Travel and Hospitality software-as-a-service industry, Bhanu is a highly sought after speaker in the space. He regularly contributes to publications such as ‘The Economic Times’ and ‘Entrepreneur’, and has spoken at various HSMAI events, Hotel Technology Conference, China Low-Cost Airline Summit, Independent Hotel Show, amongst others. Bhanu has been proﬁled on the Young Turks program of CNBC-TV18 and is an active member of the Delhi chapter of YPO (Young Presidents Organization). He is also on the board of Reddoorz hospitality and Orange Finance
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