Byju’s appoints former Kearney executive to head learning center for edtech

Byju’s, the most successful edtech company, has appointed Himanshu Bajaj as the head of the company to run its Byju’s learning center.

In his role, Bajaj will be responsible for the development and expansion of the Byju Learning Center, as well as the strategic growth of the business and the thoughtful leadership of the brand and the business. He will report directly to Byju’s COO, Mrinal Mohit.

Prior to joining Byju’s, Bajaj worked with the consulting firm Kearney and led its Consumer and Retail practice across Asia Pacific. He has also worked with Fedex in Singapore and Hong Kong and TSMG in Mumbai. He obtained his BS in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and did his MBA from Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst of the Association for Investment Management and Research

“I am delighted to be associated with Byju’s first platform that offers a blended learning model,” Bajaj said. “Since its inception, Byju’s has led the way with its transformative power in education through an innovative e-learning model. I look forward to increasing the value and growing the business in all geographies – showing a bright future by reshaping the face of education for students.

With over 18 years of consulting and industry experience working with the public and private sectors, Bajaj has worked for major local and global transformation programs for consumer goods and retail clients across Asia. , Europe and Africa. He has also led projects in the areas of sales and marketing, real estate, chemicals, energy and logistics. His experience includes managing global projects as well as country specific projects in India, Paris, UK, US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Dubai and South Africa.

Byju Learning Center offers students a blended learning model by combining the best of offline and online learning methodologies. Students experience online lessons delivered through Byju’s two-teacher model to ensure deep conceptual clarity, followed by practice sessions to resolve doubts. Students can then attend weekly offline tutoring classes at BYJU’s Learning Center to fill learning gaps, reinforce learning, ensure exam preparation, and track monthly progress.

“With Himanshu’s (Bajaj) many years of diverse experience in front-end business for various companies, he will help evolve and add value to the offerings of Byju Learning Center,” said Pravin Prakash, Director of Human Resources, Byju’s “We are delighted to welcome him on board and look forward to working with him to further strengthen our business and support him in achieving his goals.”

Byju’s, which is in talks with Churchill Capital to raise $ 4 billion at a valuation of $ 48 billion and go public through a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) channel, is strengthening its management team. The Bengaluru-based company recently appointed Rachna Bahadur as senior vice president to lead the company’s global expansion plans. In his new role, Bahadur will lead the overall planning, strategy and roadmap for Byju’s expansion into new and existing markets. With over 15 years of experience, before joining Byju, Bahadur was a partner at Bain & Company where she was a leader in the practice of consumer products. The company also announced the appointment of Mukut Deepak as Chief Business Officer to lead its grade 4-10 school segment. Prior to joining Byju’s, Deepak was Director of Business Development at Tata Sky Limited and Director of Digital Business. by Tata Sky.

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