UpGrad appoints Ritesh Malhotra to lead the vertical
Betting big on the B2B segment, UpGrad - a leading online education platform appoints B2B head. Ritesh Malhotra, who has joined as the B2B Head at UpGrad, will overlook the expansion of UpGrad in this segment. Malhotra comes 15 years of B2B experience across telecom & technology services and has managed global portfolios for several organisations including Vodafone India & Tech Mahindra.
Commenting on his appointment, Ritesh Malhotra, B2B Head, UpGrad, said, “For decades, the Indian services industry flourished because of superior skill & work ethic demonstrated by our workforce. Over this period, global organisations tapped into the Indian technology skill pool and benefitted immensely. Over the last few years though, the gap between available & desired skills has widened and our traditional education and training ecosystem has struggled to keep pace with technology related job evolution. This is why what team UpGrad have managed to create is not just exciting but also highly relevant to the current Indian business context. Their unique courses & platform for online education are relevant for both working professionals and their employers. I see UpGrad as a growth engine for the Indian services industry and a catalyst for emerging product & entrepreneurial ventures”.
With an aim to scale up B2B line of business, Ronnie Screwwala & Mayank Kumar, Co-Founders, UpGrad, in their joint statement said, “In this technology evolving era, it is very important to match up the pace to remain relevant in the industry. Our focus this fiscal is also going to be on B2B since it helps build credibility and acceptance for online programs. There is a huge gap between acceptance and relevance, and we can bridge the gap only if companies chose to invest in up-skilling of their employees. With Ritesh joining our team, we are confident to reach out to many organizations who are looking to invest in upskilling their employees. B2B for UpGrad is going to be both crebility building and revenue generating iniitiative”.
UpGrad offers various courses in Data Analytics, Big Data, Digital Marketing, Product Management and Entrepreneurship, especially for working professionals who look forward to upgrade their skillsets for tangible career transition.