Deepak Mehrotra appointed by BYJU’S Aakash Educational Services as new MD and CEO

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Deepak Mehrotra appointed by BYJU’S Aakash Educational Services as new MD and CEO
Deepak Mehrotra appointed by BYJU’S Aakash Educational Services as new MD and CEO

In his role as CEO, he will be responsible for delivering on our aggressive growth plan and building on the company’s significant momentum, which it is currently experiencing.

Deepak Mehrotra has been named Managing Director and CEO of Aakash Educational Services Ltd., a group company of Byju’s, an Edtech company, the company announced on Monday.

Aakash’s CEO post became unfilled in September 2023 following Abhishek Maheshwari’s resignation.

After a gap of almost seven months, Mehrotra’s appointment resumes the role of CEO.

The company said in a statement on Monday that Mehrotra has joined the team with immediate effect.

“As we enter the next phase of growth, we are pleased to welcome Deepak as the leader of Aakash Educational Services Ltd. In his role as CEO, he will be responsible for delivering on our aggressive growth plan and building on the company’s significant momentum, which it is currently experiencing.”

“His business acumen and stellar track record as Managing Director for Pearson India will be critical in leading Aakash BYJU’S into the next phase of growth and impact,” said Byju’s Founder and Chairman, Byju Raveendran.

Mehrotra has over 35 years of experience in leadership positions and has worked in the education, telecom, and FMCG industries. He was Managing Director at Ashirvad Pipes before joining AESL. In addition, he has held positions with Asian Paints, Bharti Airtel, Coca-Cola, and Pearson India.

Mehrotra is an IIT Roorkee electrical engineering alumnus who recently finished an executive program at The Wharton School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA).

“I am honored to join AESL, a pioneer in the education sector, and I look forward to working closely with the talented team to deliver quality education and enable students to reach their full potential,” said Mehrotra.

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