From the late eighties, finding new ways to make the Indian export-import sector, which comprises mostly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), more competitive in the global scenario has been the driving force of Mr Bikky Khosla, entrepreneur par excellence. Bikky Khosla, revolutionized the dotcom industry in trade, connecting buyers and sellers from across the globe, facilitating easy and smooth business.
Decades back, this young dynamic entrepreneur ventured into a career in international trade as an exporter and traveled extensively dealing with importers across the globe. During his stint as an exporter, Mr. Khosla realized that there was a huge latent demand from the trading community — a demand for easier and faster accessibility of various international trade related information like the database of buyers, sellers, price quotations, etc.
With this lofty vision, Bikky Khosla conceptualized Infocom Network Ltd. in 1991 and released India’s first ever directory on Indian manufacturers and exporters ‘Exporters Yellow Pages.’ This was closely followed by the launch of India’s first B2B portal – Tradeindia (www.tradeindia.com).
Soon Mr. Khosla’s strategy paid off with tradeindia.com today being one of the most successful Internet business entities in the country today, contributing over USD 3 billion to India’s annual e-commerce. The portal today has the largest product and supplier database and is the ultimate destination for Indian manufacturers, exporters and service providers seeking international buyers, by offering them complete business solutions.
Today, Mr. Khosla and tradeindia.com‘s unparalleled active participation in the affairs of SMEs is widely acknowledged. Tradeindia is also a partner sponsor of the prestigious trade awards of the nation organized by a leading business channel.
Leveraged by an excellent growth rate, Mr. Khosla is now poised to work on other areas which will not only take his company to new horizons and accelerate its growth, but will also ensure that the Indian export-import sector receives global recognition.
A workaholic, Mr. Khosla’s tenacity, dedication, hands-on and visionary approach has been the main driving force behind the tremendous success of Infocom Network Ltd. Instrumental in promoting the Indian trade scenario and generating business worth millions of rupees, Mr. Khosla is a dazzling star on the entrepreneurial turf.
Today Mr. Khosla holds key positions in reputed organizations one of which worth mentioning is Chairman of ASSOCHAM National Council on e-Commerce.
He is Ex Chairman of ASSOCHAM’s expert committee on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
He was also nominated to the Working Group under the Planning Commission for the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012) by ASSO