In a bid to improve tech infrastructure to push growth, top online education company, upGrad has announced to onboard Yogesh Nehra as new president – technology. According to the company, Nehra in his new role will be leading engineering teams and driving digital transformation initiatives like product conceptualisation, and application architecture.
Nehra has over 15 years experience in scaling and building high-performance teams, building ground-up software products, and aligning them with business growth to meet scale across the start-up ecosystem, the statement added.
Previously, Nehra co-founded and built ShopG as a social commerce product for Indian users. Before ShopG, he was part of many unicorn’s journeys that include start-ups like Rivigo, Ola, Inmobi, and Wittyparrot among others.
“We are thrilled to have Yogesh join the upGrad family at such an important juncture. As we are witnessing 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,” Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder and MD, upGrad, said.
As per Kumar, the move is likely to accelerate the company’s growth run. “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,” Kumar added.
Yogesh Nehra, President – Technology, upGrad, said, “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 and 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,” Nehra added.