CP Gurnani joins upGrad’s board

CP Gurnani joins upGrad's board
CP Gurnani joins upGrad's board

upGrad with its robust revenue growth, is in a unique position and should be present in more countries to skill more people.

Indian IT industry veteran CP Gurnani has joined the edtech major upGrad’s board of directors to further help upGrad become a highly export-oriented product, the company announced on Thursday.

While the skilling giant continues to ramp up its domestic and global operations, Gurnani will serve as an independent, non-executive director.

upGrad with its robust revenue growth, is in a unique position and should be present in more countries to skill more people, he said.

“We need to go global, tapping into opportunities in B2B and B2C markets. upGrad has built good credentials and is on the right springboard to scale up. It has been able to double its revenue with committed management and leadership that is able to deliver 2x growth,” said Gurnani, who spent 19 years as Tech Mahindra’s CEO and Managing Director.

Leveraging its strong credentials, Gurnani will prioritize the global expansion of the company.

“It’s interesting to observe how upGrad is reversing the pyramid, empowering millions, and addressing the rising demand for upskilling, particularly in times of AI. It is creating a talent pipeline for the world, and I am committed to guiding them in building more smart content and individualized learning trajectories for learners from diverse backgrounds and geographies,” he explained.

After the India HQ upGrad announced the appointment of Chegg’s Dan Rosensweig in March last year, Gurnani became the second non-executive director.

They have laid a business roadmap for the coming years and are set to embark on a journey of driving sustainability, said Ronnie Screwvala, co-founder and chairperson of upGrad.

“Gurnani’s profound leadership and ability to anticipate market trends would further enhance our framework and underpin the integrity and efficiency of our business model,” said Screwvala.

Across more than 100 countries, upGrad, which started in 2015, has touched more than 7 million learners. upGrad, with over 25 offices, is present across multiple cities in India, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, Singapore, Dubai, Vietnam, Sydney, and Melbourne.

“There is a lot to be done in India. But there’s also a lot to be done globally, and I think we can definitely take the lead. It is definitely a privilege to welcome Gurnani on the board,” said Screwvala.

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