News: Edtech firm LEAD appoints ex-Paytm HR head Rohit Thakur as CHRO


Edtech firm LEAD appoints ex-Paytm HR head Rohit Thakur as CHRO

Rohit has headed HR functions for various organisations. Besides Paytm, he has worked with Microsoft India, where he served as head of human resources.
Edtech firm LEAD appoints ex-Paytm HR head Rohit Thakur as CHRO

India’s major School EdTech company LEAD has appointed Rohit Thakur as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In the new role, Rohit will be responsible for spearheading employee engagement, talent management and development, stakeholder engagement, internal communication, compliance, and health and safety environment.

Welcoming Rohit to the leadership team, Sumeet Mehta, LEAD Co-founder and CEO said, “We are building a culture where people learn a lot, grow a lot, make a massive impact on this world and build lifelong relationships while doing all this. Rohit is a well-respected and principled leader who has built teams and organisation culture in both large multinationals and start-ups.”

Having graduated in commerce, Rohit post-graduated in business management to earn an MBA degree from XLRI. He spent 11 years at General Electric in various HR leadership roles across multiple businesses such as energy, capital, engineering, corporate and aviation, both in India and the US. He was also associated with Eicher Tractors, Cadence Design Systems and Bausch & Lomb. 

Commenting on his new role, Rohit Thakur said, “I am thrilled to join LEAD, which has been at the forefront of transforming conventional schooling in India. It has brought several industry-first innovations since its inception. I am passionate about building a thriving company culture at LEAD and look forward to beginning working in this new capacity and contributing to the company’s growth journey.”

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Topics: C-Suite, Appointments, #Movements

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