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upGrad hires Srikanth Iyengar as CEO - Workforce Development

27/09/2022 11:58 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 (Bernama) -- Asia's largest higher edtech company, upGrad has announced a senior appointment to its leadership team, with the hiring of Srikanth Iyengar who joins as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Workforce Development, effective September 2022.

According to a statement, Iyengar has over two decades of work experience spanning North America and Europe.

In his previous profiles, he led large multinational businesses across diverse industries like tech services and learning/talent upskilling, consistently driving revenue growth and profitability across a portfolio of 2,000 global clients across North America, Europe, and APAC regions.

Welcoming Iyengar in his new role, upGrad Co-founder & MD, Mayank Kumar said: “We continue to strengthen our focus on the global enterprise segment in pursuit of predictable, profitable, and sustainable growth.

“With Srikanth joining our leadership team, we look at leveraging his sharp business acumen and multi-cultural intellect to further sharpen our client focus, strengthen our operational excellence and global presence, and also enhance sales leadership for continued growth.”

In his current role, Iyengar will build and scale a B2B proposition that upskills experienced technology professionals.

With this offering, upGrad is well placed to address a significant and growing technology skills gap in the global marketplace, by delivering a world-class proposition.

It will also be responsible for leveraging the company's unparalleled width of technology curriculums, significantly large alumni community, and proven expertise in delivering tangible learning outcomes. 

Iyengar's efforts will be instrumental in setting up a robust ‘Diversity and Inclusion (DnI)’ framework to allow businesses to build a future-ready and productive workforce.

With a strong focus on the US, Europe, and select western markets, Iyengar will continue to work from London, United Kingdom. 


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