Management Team

Sujit Bhattacharyya, Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Sujit Bhattacharyya, aged 51 years, is the Chief Digital Officer of the CL group. He holds a bachelor of technology degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a post graduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has more than 16 years of experience in the education sector. He has been involved with our Company since 2001, holding various designations and joined CLEIS in March 2008. Prior to his association with our Company, he worked with Wipro and Dharma Systems.

R. Shiva Kumar, Chief Academic Officer (CAO)

R. Shiva Kumar, aged 46 years, is also a whole-time director on the board of directors of CL Media and also the Chief Academic Officer of the CL group. He holds a bachelor's degree in technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a master's degree in management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He has more than 19 years of experience in the private education sector. He has been involved with our Company since 1997, holding various designations.

Sreenivasan .R, Chief Customer Officer (CCO)

Sreenivasan .R, aged 51 years, is the Chief Customer Officer of the CL group and an employee of CL Media. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from Meerut University, a master's degree in technology from the Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi and a master's degree in business administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has more than 15 years of experience in the education sector. He has been involved with our Company since 2000, holding various designations.

Arjun Wadhwa, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Arjun Wadhwa, aged 38 years holds a Bachelor's Degree in Statistics from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University, an Advanced Diploma in Software Technology, and a PGPM from MDI, Gurgaon in Finance and Information Systems. A former CL student in 1999, He joined the Company as a Summer Trainee in 2001. He has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from October 15, 2018.

Sanjeev Srivastava, President, EBG

Sanjeev Srivastava, aged 57 years, is the President - Emerging Business Groups of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, and a master's degree in sociology from University of Rajasthan. He has over 21 years of experience in the banking sector. He joined our Company in October 2010. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with Allahabad Bank, Bank of Punjab, the Times Bank and HDFC Bank Limited and Kotak Mahindra Bank..

Gopalakrishnan R, President - Marketing & Alliances

Gopalakrishnan, or Gopi, aged 46 years, holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Madurai Kamaraj University; and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from IIM-Bangalore. He has over two decades of experience in sales & marketing in the FMCG sector across personal products and food categories. Gopi has been involved with CL Educate since 2017, prior to which he had been employed with Ranbaxy, Colgate, Agro Tech Foods, and Walmart India.

Sivakumar Natarajan, President - Research Business

Shivakumar Natrajan, aged 45 years, during his 25 year association with the IT hardware & consumer durable Industry, Sivakumar has worked extensively across different functional areas, including sales, marketing, brand management, product management, customer service, and operations. Prior to Joining CL, he was working as General Manager & Vice President, heading the Personal Computers (PC) Business for Toshiba India for nearly nine years. He has also worked in companies like Acer India, Redington India, and HCL Group.

Piyush Gupta, President - Business Operations of Kestone

Piyush Gupta, aged 37 years, is the President - Business Operations of Kestone. He holds a master's degree in business administration from ICFAI Business School. He joined Kestone in February 2005.

Sunil Kumar Agarwal, Vice-President, GK Publications

Sunil Kumar Agarwal, aged 38 years, is the Vice-President of GKP. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from University of Delhi and holds a post-graduate diploma in management from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He has over 16 years of experience in the sales and marketing sector. He joined our Company in October, 2015. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with Cengage Learning India Private Limited and Mcgraw-hil Education.

Anurag Bansal, Business Head - CL Media

A graduate from Regional Engineering College, Calicut, Anurag joined CL in September, 2015. He has over 15 years of experience in the domains of sales, marketing, business strategy, and education. In addition to being the Business Head of CL Media, he also handles cross-functional solutions for the company. Prior to joining CL, Anurag had worked with Ashok Leyland and Mahindra & Mahindra.

Arks Srinivas, CEO - MBA Business

An Electronics & Communications Engineer, Arkss is an extremely popular teacher, who has successfully mentored thousands of students. A graduate from IIM-Calcutta, he has been associated with the education domain for close to 20 years. He has worked at TIME, Hyderabad as Product Head (CAT and GRE); and was the cofounder of TIME's Kolkata franchise and Director of TIME, Mumbai. Prior to joining CL in 2017, Arkss was the co-founder and CEO of VistaMind, which focused on online training for CAT.

Himanshu Jain, President, Network Operations

Himanshu Jain, aged 46 years, is the President - Network Operations of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, a diploma in management and a post graduate diploma in marketing management from India Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi and a diploma in information and systems management from Aptech Computer Education, New Delhi. He has more than 24 years of experience in the field of marketing and sales. He joined our Company in September 2011. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with karROX Technologies Limited, iProf Learning Solutions India Limited, Sri Sidharth Industries and STG International Limited.

Ashish Bahri, Vice President- Business Operations

Ashish Bahri, aged 44 years, is the Vice-President Business Development of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from University of Delhi, and holds a diploma in management from All India Management Association Centre for Management Education. He has over 25 years of experience in the franchise operations and business development. He joined our Company in November 7, 2014. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with NIIT Limited, STG International Limited and First Computers.

Ajit Kumar - President (Business Operations - South)

Ajit Kumar, aged 48 years, is the President - Business Operations (South) of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in commerce from Osmania University, Hyderabad, a diploma in marketing management from the Osmania University, Hyderabad and a diploma in sales management from Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand and a diploma in information and systems management from Aptech Computer Education, Hyderabad. He has more than 17 years of experience in the fields of strategic planning, organizational development and sales management. He joined our Company in April 2008. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with T.I.M.E.

Vivek Sinha, Deputy Vice president, Business Operations - West

Vivek Sinha, aged 44 years, is the Deputy Vice-President - Sales of our Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from Vinoba Bhave University and professional diploma in Software Technology and Systems Management from NIIT, New Delhi. He has over 14 years of experience in the sales and marketing sector. He joined our Company in January, 2005 as Assistant Manager - Sales. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with Software Technology Group International Limited.

Rachna Sharma, Chief Manager - Company Secretary and Compliance Officer

Rachna Sharma, aged 42 years, is the Chief Manager - Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company. She is an associate of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds a master's diploma in business administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. She has over 17 years of experience in secretarial functions. She joined our Company in March 2009. Prior to joining our Company, she has worked with Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited, Jindal Leasefin Limited, UKLI Real Estate Private Limited.