upGrad Appoints Saranjit Sangar as CEO - UK, Europe, and Middle East

upGrad Appoints Saranjit Sangar as CEO - UK, Europe, and Middle East

upGrad has appointed Saranjit Sangar as its CEO — UK, Europe, and Middle East regions, effective from October 1, 2020. She will be based out of London, UK.


Sangar has more than 10 years of diverse experience across e-commerce (Amazon, UK), last-mile logistics (Amazon, UK, and Honestbee, Singapore), cloud kitchens (Grab, Singapore) & FMCG (Godrej, India).


In her last role as Director - Grab Ventures and New Businesses at Grab, South East Asia’s first decacorn leader in ride-hailing, on-demand deliveries, and payments, she has been instrumental in building Grab’s cloud kitchens in Thailand, Singapore from the ground up while defining the country targets, building the organisation structure & owning the entire P&L.


Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder & Chairman, upGrad, said in a press release, “upGrad's international expansion is a multi-pronged strategy. While last year we saw good traction for our existing programs from the large 40 million South Asian diaspora, we are now focused on leveraging our global tech platform, our strong wireframe model of deep learning, high-touch counselling in the digital world to replicate our success in these very large and interesting markets.”


On her new role, Sangar said, “In my personal experience, I have immensely valued and benefited from my education, guidance from my mentors, and their advice on continuous learning and self-improvement. But I also understand that these invaluable resources are not widely accessible to everyone.”


"I want to help create a level playing field for the aspiring youth and professionals by democratizing education and making these resources available, to help them make the right choices through their careers. At upGrad, we will now be providing internationally: a) relevant programs to prepare them for the future of the workforce, b) immersive learning experience with real-life work simulations, c) mentors and counsellors who are industry experts, d) career services - matching the skills-sets of our students, and helping them achieve meaningful outcomes. And I am thrilled to be embarking on this mission with upGrad.”


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