Lighthouse Learning appoints Sadashiv Nayak as CEO of K-12 Schools

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Lighthouse Learning appoints Sadashiv Nayak as CEO of K-12 Schools
Lighthouse Learning appoints Sadashiv Nayak as CEO of K-12 Schools

Sadashiv Nayak will spearhead the group’s K-12 school portfolio: EuroSchool, Billabong High International School, Centre Point Schools, and Heritage Group of Schools.

He was the erstwhile CEO of Future Retail Ltd. and Big Bazaar.

Under his leadership, the Lighthouse Learning Group’s K–12 vertical will foster continued excellence in education across all institutions.

Bengaluru, January 8, 2024: Lighthouse Learning, India’s leading early childhood and K–12 education group, has announced the appointment of Sadashiv Nayak as the CEO of its K–12 schools.

Sadashiv would be responsible for spearheading the group’s K–12 school portfolio across all the brands, including EuroSchool, Billabong High International School, Centre Point School, and Heritage Group of Schools.

Sadashiv is a seasoned industry professional with over 30 years of experience across sectors and a strong background in driving business turnarounds, building brands, pioneering category disruptions, and leading enterprise-wide transformations. Under his leadership, the Lighthouse Learning Group’s K–12 vertical will foster continued excellence in education across all institutions.

Previously, Sadashiv served as the CEO of Future Retail Ltd., Future Consumer Big Bazaar, where he played a pivotal role in driving growth, profitability, and market leadership. His contributions created the earliest value retail teams in India and transformed the operations to become omni-channel and inclusive of PwD shoppers. During his tenure, he spearheaded multiple business positions at Unilever, Asian Paints, and Pantaloons.

Announcing the appointment, Prajodh Rajan, Co-Founder and Group CEO, Lighthouse Learning, said, “We are excited to welcome Sadashiv to lead our K–12 school network.”His remarkable experience, particularly in leadership, marketing, sales, and strategic thinking, has consistently proven instrumental in driving organizational success. His ability to navigate complex business landscapes, drive business growth, and devise innovative strategies is notable and will make him a valuable addition to the Lighthouse family. We aim to expand our footprint across the country, providing inspiring educational experiences that create lasting value for students, parents, and our dedicated team under his leadership.”

On the occasion, Sadashiv Nayak, CEO, K-12 Schools, Lighthouse Learning, said, “I am privileged and delighted to embark on this journey with Lighthouse Learning, an organization synonymous with excellence in education. Education is the cornerstone of a thriving society, and I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of young minds across the group’s K–12 schools. Lighthouse Learning has already established itself as a beacon of quality education, and my vision is to further elevate this impact.”.

An alumnus of NITK-Surathkal and XLRI Jamshedpur, Sadashiv has been a member of the Facebook Council of India as well as the CII committee in retail and FMCG. Beyond his corporate achievements, he has also mentored several startup founders in EdTech, manufacturing, online marketplaces, and ventures in the space of PwD.

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