Co-Founder, redBus.in & Chief Innovation Officer, Govt. of Telangana
Phanindra Sama is a co-founder and the CEO of redBus, India's first online bus ticket booking service. Started in 2005, today Redbus is the largest online bus ticketing company in India; it has the largest network of bus operators, 350+ and growing.
Mr. Sama is ranked #3 amongst India's Most Promising Entrepreneurs by Business World. Prior to Redbus, he worked at ST Electronics and Texas Instruments as a Senior Design Engineer. He is one of the founding patrons of the Kakatiya Sandbox in Nizamabad that helps locals work on solutions to pressing issues.
The Government of Telangana recently appointed him as the state's Chief Innovation Officer. He will head the Telangana State Innovation Cell, which has been set up to promote innovation at the grassroot level.