Venkatesh Tarakkad appointed by upGrad as CFO

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Venkatesh Tarakkad appointed by upGrad as CFO
Venkatesh Tarakkad appointed by upGrad as CFO

Tarakkad was affiliated with DealShare prior to joining upGrad, where he oversaw finance, inventory, and strategic projects. He has held positions with Coca-Cola India, Siam Makro Thailand, TCNS Clothing, Ecom Express, and Metro Cash & Carry in the past.

Venkatesh Tarakkad has been appointed as the first Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of upGrad, an integrated learning, skilling, and workforce development organization.

Tarakkad will operate out of upGrad’s Mumbai headquarters.

According to a release, Rohit Agarwal, who is now in charge of finance operations, will continue to play a significant role within upGrad’s ecosystem with this promotion, expanding his responsibilities worldwide to oversee operations in every location outside of India.

Tarakkad was affiliated with DealShare prior to joining upGrad, where he oversaw finance, inventory, and strategic projects. He has held positions with Coca-Cola India, Siam Makro Thailand, TCNS Clothing, Ecom Express, and Metro Cash & Carry in the past.

In the early 1990s, Tarakkad began his professional career with Ernst & Young.

Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD, upGrad, said, “Venkatesh is a seasoned enterprise leader, and his appointment marks a strategic leap forward in our growth journey, both in India and globally. We’ve laid a rock-solid business foundation so far, built and scaled our offerings, and as we strive for global leadership, his operational excellence will ensure a robust credit profile, end-to-end compliance, and transparent corporate and financial governance within the upGrad ecosystem.”

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