upGrad appoints Anuj Vishwakarma to lead its online higher education programs

Mumbai: upGrad, one of Asia’s higher education companies, has announced the appointment of Anuj Vishwakarma as president of its online higher education programs.

In his new role, Anuj will be responsible for building the online higher education vertical to create a long-term strategic moat and also implementing growth best practices to scale the business.

Vishwakarma is a seasoned growth leader with over 10 years of experience building high-growth consumer businesses across fintech, online and offline retail. Prior to upGrad, it drove the growth of major consumer internet players such as Myntra, Paytm and Ola. He led high-level assignments at Ola as Head of Revenue and Growth and at Paytm as Head of Growth for Travel Business.

Holding an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a National Institute of Technology (NIT) Bhopal Alumnus, Vishwakarma has a constant thirst for growth and a proven track record of building great businesses through growth strategies. sustainable. He will operate out of upGrad’s Bangalore office and will also collaborate with upGrad’s multiple divisional teams to scale their program vertically.

Welcoming him, co-founder and Managing Director of upGrad, Mayank Kumar, said, “We are operating in golden times where the demand for online higher education will continue to propel and, therefore, we need a solution-oriented leader with strong practical skills. “. Vishwakarma, for his penchant for the field, is uniquely positioned to conduct in-depth market research and consumer insights to lead our vertical growth. His efforts will further strengthen our core business while enhancing our national LifeLongLearning suite. “

“I am honored to be part of this dynamic leadership team that knows no bounds. upGrad’s vision is synergistic and I look forward to using my domain expertise to build a stronger business foundation to drive career outcomes of our potential learners. This will help me contribute to building brand reputation among a wider audience,” concluded Vishwakarma.