Asia’s largest higher edtech company upGrad has appointed Srikanth Iyengar as chief executive officer (CEO) - workforce development for North America & Europe effective September 2022.
Iyengar has over two decades of work experience spanning North America and Europe. In his previous profiles, he led large multinational businesses across diverse industries like tech services and learning/talent upskilling, consistently driving revenue growth and profitability across a portfolio of 2000 global clients across North America, Europe, and APAC regions.
He is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has championed various initiatives around technology-led business transformation, IT solutions, FMCG, and skills and training development for driving strong brand recognition and financial growth, at large.
In his current role, Iyengar will build and scale a B2B proposition that upskills experienced technology professionals. “His efforts will be instrumental in setting up a robust ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ framework to allow businesses to build a future-ready and productive workforce, the company said in a statement.
“With Srikanth joining our leadership team, we look at leveraging his sharp business acumen and multi-cultural intellect to further sharpen our client focus, strengthen our operational excellence and global presence, and also enhance sales leadership for continued growth,” said Mayank Kumar, co-founder & MD, upGrad.
“The results of the Conference Board 2022 global CEO survey show that a shortage of skills, especially technology skills, is one of the biggest short and medium-term challenges facing global corporations today. The workforce development approach is critical for businesses to follow as it would not just upskill but also build employees' resilience to empower organisations and corporates with the tools needed to adapt to the future job markets. I am really excited to be joining such a high-performing team and to help build a truly special organisation going forward,” added Iyengar, who will continue to work from London with a strong focus on the US, Europe, and select western markets.