Blackstone-backed Simplilearn appoints 2 vice presidents
Sujoy Ghosh and Mohit Yadav

Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd, which provides a training destination for professional certification courses, on Friday appointed Mohit Yadav and Sujoy Ghosh as vice presidents of the company’s growth as well as product teams respectively. 

The edtech firm said that these two new appointments will drive its growth in key industry domains. It also claims to have increased its workforce from 1,400 to around 2,200 in the past year. 

Yadav, who joined Simplilearn as the vice president of its growth team, has over 12 years of experience in sales and category management across verticals including FMCG, home and kitchen, toys, sports and luggage.

An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Yadav was with Udaan and ITC as the Category Development Manager.     

In his previous roles, he was responsible for developing scalable competitive strategies, trade marketing initiatives, and sales and distribution objectives.

Ghosh joined Simplilearn as its vice president for product team. He comes with experience of over 7 years in product management. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, he was the director of product management at Glance. 

He has also worked at Moonfrog, Quotient Technology and Furlenco as a Product Manager.

“I am delighted to have Mohit and Sujoy join us in our Business and Product teams. Their extensive experience in the category management and product management domains is going to be a huge asset to Simplilearn,” said Kashyap Dalal, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Simplilearn.

“I am delighted to join the Simplilearn team at a time when EdTech companies are playing a crucial role in building a workforce that is going to be ahead of the industry curve. I hope to add as much value with my expertise in providing customer satisfaction and delight, further delivering the best results for our customers,” said Yadav.

“I am honored to join the product team of Simplilearn in order to lead and facilitate the creation of products that deliver value to both our customers and business. I hope to create the most impactful value that will help in facilitating desired outcomes for our stakeholders,” added Ghosh.

Based in San Francisco, California and Bangalore, Simplilearn was founded in 2010 by Krishna Kumar, a graduate in electronics and communication engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka.

The platform offers over 100 programmes to help early to mid-career professionals acquire new-age digital skills across cloud, DevOps, data science, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), digital marketing, cyber security and many more.

In November last year, Simplilearn completed its first-ever employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) buyback worth Rs 48.74 crore, Krishna Kumar, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the edtech firm told VCCircle in an interview.  

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