Coursera has appointed Raghav Gupta as India Country Director. Raghav takes over from Kabir Chadha who has moved to the company headquarters at Mountain View.
Raghav will play a strategic role in deepening Coursera’s investment in India with a focus on expanding the company’s workforce development initiatives and partnerships with the country’s top employers. In his previous role, Raghav was the India Country Manager at BlaBlaCar – an inter-city carpooling service.
On his new role, Raghav said, “In a country where education remains one of the most powerful tools of career and social mobility, Coursera brings the world’s best education within the reach of most Indians. Young Indians need high quality and affordable avenues to learn high demand skills, and I look forward to working with both companies and the government in helping them manage skills-gap challenges. It’s exciting to be part of a company that is impacting the lives of millions through access to high quality education.”
India is Coursera’s largest market outside of the US with over 2 million registered learners.
With an MBA from INSEAD, Raghav comes with nearly two decades of experience across the consumer internet and management consulting industries in India, South-East Asia, and Europe. A strategic and entrepreneurial business leader, Raghav has helped the launche of BlaBlaCar in India and has also worked as a consultant at Booz & Co. and Technopak Advisors.
Leah Belsky, Vice President of Global Enterprise Development, said, “We are excited to appoint Raghav to lead our growth in India, a country where online education offers tremendous promise. He strongly shares our vision for a world where education is accessible to everyone. Coursera has already touched millions in India, but that number is tiny compared to a vast majority of Indians who have yet to experience our platform. Raghav’s experience in helping technology companies accelerate their growth and impact in India will be invaluable.”