In a recent move, upGrad, Asia’s leading higher education technology company, appointed Yogesh Nehra as President – Technology to lead the growth of the digital infrastructure and make the online learning experience more immersive for its worldwide learners.
He will be in charge of leading high-performing engineering teams and driving digital transformation efforts such as product conceptualization and application architecture, which will allow the platform’s capabilities to be expanded for a better consumer experience.
He has over 15 years of expertise scaling and managing high-performance teams, as well as building ground-up software products and aligning them with company growth to reach scale across the start-up ecosystem. He has worn several hats and excelled in each one, including that of being an entrepreneur. He co-founded ShopG, a social commerce platform for Indian users, and built it from the ground up. Yogesh was a part of many unicorn trips before ShopG, including Rivigo, Ola, Inmobi, and Wittyparrot, to name a few.
On welcoming Yogesh to his new role, Mayank Kumar, C0-Founder & MD, upGrad, said, “We are thrilled to have Yogesh join the upGrad family at such an important juncture. As we are witnessing an exponential growth in our user base, the existing infrastructure needs incremental re-engineering to embrace newer technologies that can be integrated into our existing processes to deliver a superior learning experience. I am confident that his proven expertise in the domain will lead the company to the next level and support the ever-accelerating growth trajectory of the business.”
Yogesh Nehra, President – Technology, upGrad, added, “I am excited to join upGrad and contribute towards the vision of powering career success for every member of the global workforce as their trusted LifeLongLearning partner & driving meaningful career outcomes. I look forward to working with this dynamic team and using my expertise in building a product roadmap and infrastructure that will play a significant role towards the company’s expansion journey in the coming years.”