upGrad names  Preeti Kaul as President of Human Resources

upGrad names Preeti Kaul as President of Human Resources

upGrad has appointed Preeti Kaul as President of Human Resources, who will be based out of their Mumbai office.


Kaul brings more than two decades of experience to upGrad, having served in HR leadership roles in organisations like UnitedHealth Group and WNS Global Services.


In her new role, Kaul will responsible for the company’s human resource function and her focus will be to drive high-performing inclusive culture and employee experience journey at upGrad.


Prior to this, Kaul served over six years at the United Health Group, a Fortune 500 company as the Human Capital and Talent & Leadership Development Leader where she led multi-generational and cross-geo workforce.


She has also worked at WNS Global Services, Atos Syntel and Ernst & Young delivering high business impact through transformational and futuristic combinations of people, practice and processes.  


“Preeti brings with her a massive experience in building and nurturing talent pool, coupled with strategic business acumen. I am delighted to have her on board as a part of the upGrad senior leadership team and look forward to leveraging her expertise in developing and delivering effective people strategies that support our teams and our future endeavours,” stated Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder and MD, upGrad.


Talking about the new stage in her career at upGrad, Kaul said  “Diving into the ed-tech industry with the leading online higher education company upGrad, is a major step in my career. I am excited to be part of the company whose ambition is to take innovative steps to build careers of tomorrow and contribute towards a digitally driven economy. I hope to channel my acquired skills to develop a culture centered around collaboration, teamwork, and innovation so that we can work together as one winning team and position upGrad as a sought-after place to work for.”


Kaul holds an MBA in Human Resources as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Labour, Laws, and Welfare. She has also pursued the Executive Leadership Program from Wharton School of Business, The University of Pennsylvania.


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