Centum Learning has appointed Sanjay Bahl as the company Managing Director & CEO. In this role, Sanjay will be responsible for driving Centum Learning’s strategy to ensure that their goal of being the most admired Learning and Skill Development Partner is attained, thus enabling sustainable transformation.
Sanjay said, “I strongly believe that the success of a nation depends on the success of its youth and Centum Learning will continue to play a pivotal role through extensive collaboration with all the key stakeholders, including industry organizations, corporates, NSDC, government departments, technology partners and the community at large.”
Working towards the goal of retaining Centum’s leadership position in this field, Sanjay will be driving a scalable business strategy leveraging the strengths of the company, on one hand, and the evolving skilling ecosystem on the other.
Sanjay has over 30 years of rich experience in different sectors, with extensive involvement in education and skilling space. During this period, he avidly nurtured government and industry body relations for influencing policy changes which are helping re-energize the country’s workforce today and preparing youth for entry level jobs and growth opportunities in the domestic and international markets. He has also led strategic and joint venture partnerships in B2B, B2G, and B2C businesses in consumer electronics, retail, telecom services, education, digital /on-line training and skilling domains.
His active contribution to key Skills Forums like CII, ASSOCHAM, SSCs, NSDC, related associations, and forums is widely acknowledged by the industry. He was also associated with CII – National Committee on Skills Development, 2016. Additionally, he presented a paper at ISB Hyderabad on “Innovative Solutions towards Market Awareness and Technology for a Sustainable Retail (student pay) model for Skills programs, in 2013. He is a Certified Assessor for “People Development Centre” by SHL, London, UK and participated in “Creative Leadership” certification program for Top management, conducted by CCL Singapore/ USA.
Before joining Centum, Sanjay was the President and Director of NIIT’s Skills Initiative JV and the National Channel Head of their Skills and Career group. He has also been engaged with brands such as Crompton Greaves, CASIO, and MTS. Additionally, he was a part of Bharti Airtel for over 10 years (1999-2009), where he held multiple assignments. Sanjay’s in-depth familiarity with managing the business in large cities as well as tier 2/tier 3 towns and rural India, where skilling is most needed, is an added advantage.