Andrew Bassat

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Andrew Reuven Bassat is the CEO and co- founder of Seek Limited with his brother Paul Bassat. Since its inception in September 1997, the company has become the #1 Job seeking portal in Australia.[citation needed]


His father was an IBM executive from Egypt and his mother was born in Poland.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3][4]

Bassat was awarded the Australian EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.[5]


  1. ^ Hyland, Anne (29 January 2016). "Paul Bassat's journey from start-up whizz to venture capitalist". Australian Financial Review magazine. 
  2. ^ Kitney, Damon (16 September 2016). "Our MBAs stand global test, say corporate leaders". The Australian. Retrieved 2017-02-07. 
  3. ^ Zillman, Stephanie (11 December 2013). "SEEK CEO chats to DB: Andrew Bassat". 
  4. ^ Williams, Felicity (12 June 2011). "Seek chief ready to go it alone". Herald Sun. 
  5. ^ "Andrew Bassat named EY's Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year". Retrieved 2014-08-26.