Allen Career Institute Private Limited has announced the appointment of Nitin Kukreja as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Commenting on the appointment, Brajesh Maheshwari, Chairman of Allen Career Institute, said, “Nitin has been associated with Allen as a board member and made invaluable contributions in defining the strategic roadmap for Allen. We are excited to welcome and support him in the avatar of our Chief Executive Officer. Nitin is a values-driven leader with exceptional strategic capabilities and strong experience in scaling businesses. He will combine the two Ts of Teaching and Technology to offer outcome-driven learning to students. We look forward to Nitin helping realize the full potential of Allen’s pioneering position and its 35-year-old legacy.”
Allen Career Institute will focus on delivering a digital-first consumer experience at scale under Nitin’s leadership, expanding Allen’s reach from 3.0 lakh students to 2.5 crore students. Since announcing the strategic partnership with Bodhi Tree in April 2022, Allen has added top academic minds from major tech firms to its outstanding faculty. By the end of the year, Allen plans to increase the size of its Bangalore-based digital team to 200 people.
“I am thrilled to lead the transformational journey of Allen. Education has massive impact on the lives of learners and is an important contributor to nation-building. Allen has a legacy of delivering this impact to more than 28 lakh learners over the last 35 years. I firmly believe that technology can multiply Allen’s positive impact manifold. I look forward to building a future-ready Allen and deliver on the aspirations of crores of learners,” said Nitin Kukreja. “I’m confident that the Board’s vision, Allen’s brand and our strong team will help us tremendously in this journey.”
Nitin Kukreja has more than 20 years of experience in leadership, strategy, and investing roles in various sectors.
In his last role, he managed investments in consumer-tech companies at Marigold Park Capital Advisors (formerly Lupa Systems, India).
Before that, Nitin served as CEO of Star Sports, where he transformed the landscape of Indian sports broadcasting and elevated Star Sports to the top destination for sports fans.
Between 2007 and 2017, Nitin was associated with Star India and was a core leadership team member that drove the company’s growth into one of Asia’s biggest media companies. Mr Kukreja was recognized in the Economic Times and the Spencer Stuart list of “40 under 40: India’s Hottest Business Leaders under the age of 40”.
Nitin formerly worked for Morgan Stanley’s Private Equity division.