upGrad has announced two strategic appointments to further strengthen its domestic footprints, effective November 2022. The global higher edtech company has hired Brijesh Nain and Paras Jhaveri as the Business Unit Head and Vice President – Finance, respectively.
In his new role, Nain will focus on building upGrad’s Data Vertical Sales and Marketing efforts while implementing product innovations for improved business outcomes. Brijesh has over ten years of expertise and has led high-growth business teams in the telecom, consumer goods, and pharmaceutical industries. He spearheaded the exam-prep division while managing the marketing and product initiatives for greater sales funnel effectiveness during his last employment with K12 giant BYJU’S.
On the other hand, Jhaveri would take the lead as the senior management’s financial advisor for business strategy growth. To streamline the financial planning and reporting procedures, he will manage compliance functions for upGrad and its divisions from start to finish. As a qualified chartered accountant, he began his career with PwC and later moved on to other firms where he strengthened the finance divisions of numerous businesses. Additionally, he served as the Walt Disney Company’s AVP – Finance.
Commenting on the development, Mayank Kumar, Co-founder and MD upGrad, said, “upGrad is extremely committed to driving career outcomes for its learners, which in turn, have started reaping business results. We have expanded our domestic footprint significantly and introduced new business lines to support our growth momentum. It’s important for us to have leaders like Brijesh and Paras who come with strong business fundamentals and have steered growth and profitability for multiple brands. We have planned certain organic developments for the current and upcoming FYs which will surely amplify our market visibility and foothold. Therefore, we are confident to leverage their expertise and strong leadership skills to further multiply our efforts for 100%+ results.”