Management Team

Sujit Bhattacharyya, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)

Sujit Bhattacharyya, aged 52 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 IIM-B. He has more than 17 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 47 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 20 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 52 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 16 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 39 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 59 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 23 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.

Himanshu Jain, President, Network Operations

Himanshu Jain, aged 47 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 25 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.

Sivakumar Natarajan, President - Research Business

Shivakumar Natrajan, aged 46 years, during his 26 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 38 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.

Vivek Sinha, Vice president, Business Operations - West

Vivek Sinha, aged 45 years, is the 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 15 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, Associate Vice President - Company Secretary and Compliance Officer

Rachna Sharma, aged 43 years, is the Associate Vice President - 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 18 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.

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 21 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.

Ashish Bahri, Vice President- Business Operations

Ashish Bahri, aged 45 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.