upGrad has brought on board Arjun Mohan, ex-Byju’s Chief Business Officer (CBO), as CEO - India for the company.
Mohan brings more than a decade of experience in the edtech sector and was one of the early employees of Think & Learn Pvt Ltd, commonly known as Byju’s.
Arjun began his career in Byju’s as a teacher and moved up the ranks into a leadership role. He ran most of the Sales and Marketing in the company’s early years and was until recently running its International Business. He served various leadership roles throughout his tenure including Vice President - Marketing and most recently, Chief Business Officer (CBO).
Prior to this, Mohan drove Sales and Operations at Titan Industries and did his stints with Tata Motors, Tata Realty And Infrastructure Ltd. (TRIL) and Sir Dorabji Tata and Allied Trusts.
He started his career as a Tata Administrative Services Manager after graduating from IIM Kozhikode.
The position of the CEO - India at upGrad was unoccupied since its inception. On welcoming the new leader at the helm of the company, Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD, upGrad, said, “Arjun brings with him a rich understanding of the online education space, the evolving consumer landscape and keen business acumen. I’m glad to have him on board as upGrad establishes a leadership position in the 50M+ working professional ecosystem in India. We have only scratched the surface of this large addressable market and with Arjun coming on board, I am certain that we will push towards further cementing our leadership position in the online higher education market.”
Commenting on his appointment, Arjun Mohan stated, “upGrad has charted an exciting growth journey since its inception. There is a solid product and an incredible team who are committed to bringing the best on the table, contributing towards the company’s success. From where I see, there is a huge potential in the online higher education space, and upGrad with its unique proposition is set to win the market. Being part of the core team that drove exponential business growth in my previous organization, I am confident of leveraging my experience to further accelerate upGrad’s growth journey.”
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