Ankiti Bose is the CEO & Co-Founder, Zilingo. With a vision of empowering small business owners and entrepreneurs through eCommerce and digitization, Ankiti co-founded Zilingo in 2015 at the age of 23. Ankiti is strongly driven by the goal of offering small merchants easy access to technology, working capital and economies of scale so that they can grow and build global businesses. Under her leadership, Zilingo has expanded to 8 countries with over 500 employees and has raised US $308 million from several investors including Temasek, EDBI, Sequoia Capital, Burda Principal Investments and SIG.
Ankiti firmly believes in building scalable and purpose-driven businesses that provide for diversity and inclusion. She also launched SheWorkz at Zilingo, an initiative that finances and offers skill-based opportunities to women factory workers, allowing them to be financially independent and work at their convenience, from the comfort
of their homes.
Ankiti is also recognized as a thought leader and has been a headline speaker at industry events like the World Economic Forum Virtual Briefing, Milken Institute Asia Summit, World Economic Forum India Economic Summit, Fortune MPW Next Gen Summit, Harvard Business School Asia Business Conference, Forbes Asia Next Frontiers Webinar, and accelerateHER Asia.