Sunstone Eduversity on Wednesday announced the appointment of Ankur Jain as Chief Business Officer. With over 12 years of expertise in Sales, Marketing and Business Development, he will be responsible for Sunstone Eduversity’s expansion into new geographies and for onboarding more campus and corporate partners for the brand.
Before joining Sunstone Eduversity’s leadership team, Jain worked with YourStory Media as a Director of Sales & Business Development, according to a statement. At YourStory, he was also responsible for tapping alternate channels of revenue and mapping the global expansion of the business.
Jain has earlier worked with Amazon as Regional Sales & Business Development Head, wherein he was leading the National and Regional Retail chains’ ecosystem for the business and was responsible for onboarding new partners across consumer categories.
He was previously also associated with Airtel India in the capacity of Business Head-Franchise Retail. In this role, Jain headed operations across 2,500 retail stores pan India in terms of Sales & Services. He is also an active member of the CII Start-up Council.
Jain established HostelFund in 2020, which he runs in parallel to managing his portfolio at Sunstone.
Piyush Nangru, Co-Founder and COO, Sunstone Eduversity, said, “We are very thrilled to have Ankur join us and are confident that his vision will prove to be of immense value to Sunstone Eduversity. His passion for empowering and mentoring students to have a solid career path and proven success in taking businesses to great heights make him perfect for this role.”
Ankur Jain, Chief Business Officer, Sunstone Eduversity, said, “I have always envisioned enabling students who are the future of the country with an opportunity to build a career that they have dreamed of. I also want to contribute as much as possible towards an academic landscape in India where more students can choose entrepreneurship as a career path.”
“Both these goals are fully in sync with the vision of Sunstone Eduversity and I am really excited to have embarked on this journey which will redefine higher education goals for the industry as a whole, and help youngsters carve out impressive careers,” he added.