Andrew Bassat

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Andrew Reuven Bassat is a co-founder of Seek Limited along with his brother Paul Bassat. Since its inception in September 1997, the company has become the #1 Job seeking portal in Australia. Bassat remained CEO of SEEK until 2021 (succeeded by Ian Narev), at which point he became CEO of SEEK Investments, a subsidiary of SEEK Limited, with a dedicated focus on making new investments and managing and growing SEEK's existing investments.

Bassat also became president of the St Kilda Football Club in December 2018.[1]


His father was an IBM executive from Egypt and his mother was born in Poland.[2] Bassat attended Brighton Grammar School, and then completed a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) at the University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University, and a Master of Business Administration degree Melbourne Business School.[3]

Bassat worked as a solicitor at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and then became a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton.

With his brother Paul, he founded SEEK in 1997 following Paul's bad experience in searching for a home.[4][5]

Bassat was awarded the Australian EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.[6]


  1. ^ Cherny, Daniel (29 August 2018). "'Highly unlikely': New Saints president all but guarantees coach's job". The Age. Retrieved 16 October 2022.
  2. ^ Hyland, Anne (29 January 2016). "Paul Bassat's journey from start-up whizz to venture capitalist". Australian Financial Review magazine.
  3. ^ Kitney, Damon (16 September 2016). "Our MBAs stand global test, say corporate leaders". The Australian. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  4. ^ Zillman, Stephanie (11 December 2013). "SEEK CEO chats to DB: Andrew Bassat".
  5. ^ Williams, Felicity (12 June 2011). "Seek chief ready to go it alone". Herald Sun.
  6. ^ "Andrew Bassat named EY's Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.