Aakash Byju Appoints Rahul Kumar as Head of Product Management

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He comes with an experience of more than 16 years; he will be responsible for driving digital transformation across the organization and improving customer experience through product innovation

Aakash+BYJU’S, the nationwide provider of test prep services, has appointed Rahul Kumar as the company’s Head of Product Management.

Rahul will be responsible for leading the overall product function through product management, design, analytics and operations and will help build culture and evolve products to improve learning experiences and outcomes for million students. He will report to Pradeep Kumar Singh, Chief Technology Officer at Aakash+BYJU’S.

Rahul graduated in Computer Science from BIT Mesra and learned Management at Symbiosis, Pune and IIT Delhi. Prior to joining Aakash+BYJU’S, Rahul was Associate VP and Head of Product at Bharti Airtel and led the product team and strategy for a $430M+ consumer product portfolio.

He also worked with HT Media Group as Chief Product Officer and led the overall product function across group companies such as digital media, print, entertainment and digital businesses. During his 16 years of experience, he has held key leadership positions in several organizations such as Cars24, Rivigo, Times Internet and Mindtree, to name a few. He is also a mentor and advisor to many start-ups and has provided powerful insights on product management and artificial intelligence to inspire aspirants to perform at their best.

“We are thrilled to have Rahul on board. With his deep expertise, we look forward to accelerating digital transformation and product innovations in our organizations and delivering a seamless learning experience to improve student outcomes. His rich experience and skills will greatly contribute to the company’s tremendous growth,” said Abhishek Maheshwari, CEO of Aakash+BYJU’S.

“It is a privilege to join Aakash+BYJU’S. His faith in technological innovation and his commitment to its adoption inspire me. I am also honored to join an educational institution that has strong business ethics and nurtures a culture of service excellence. I look forward to contributing to Aakash’s success in technology and offering personalized technology-based products and coaching for medical and engineering aspirants. The company’s student-focused approach, unparalleled results and promotion of technology adoption will help students achieve their aspirations,” said Rahul Kumar.

Aakash+BYJU’S currently has over 285 branches. It employs about 8000 people and has over 3.30 lakh students from all over the country through direct and digital classrooms.

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