Management Team

Sujit Bhattacharyya, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO)

Sujit Bhattacharyya, aged 54 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 50 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 55 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.

Sujatha Kshirsagar - President and Chief Business Officer, Career Launcher

Sujatha is an alum of Poddar Bombay and IIMB 1995 with extensive experience in sales, operations, and relationship management at Standard Chartered Bank. After 17 years in banking, she turned into an entrepreneur and ran her CSR-Tech venture for six years before joining CL.

Arks Srinivas, President and Chief Academics officer - Aptitude Business, Career Launcher

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.

Arjun Wadhwa, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Arjun Wadhwa, aged 41 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 and barring an 8 year entrepreneurship stint wherein he successfully launched and exited a Sports Tech start-up, has been associated with Career Launcher ever since. He has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with effect from October 15, 2018

Himanshu Jain, President and COO - Network Business, Career Launcher

Himanshu Jain, aged 49 years, is the President and C.O.O 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.

Ashish Bahri, Sr. Vice President and Head of Marketing & Alliances, Career Launcher

Ashish Bahri, aged 47 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.

Vinod Bhan, Vice President - Operations

Vinod Bhan, aged 47 years, is the Vice President - Business Head - GK Publications & Operations Head CL Educate. He holds a bachelor's degree & MBA in business administration from Manipal University and professional diploma in Software Technology and Systems Management from Aptech, New Delhi. He has over 23 years of experience within the CL and has worked in multiple domains like Technology, Operations, Commercials, sales and marketing sectors. He joined our Company in March’ 1999 as Executive - EDP department.

Rachna Sharma, Vice President - Company Secretary and Compliance Officer

Rachna Sharma, aged 45 years, is the 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.

Piyush Gupta, President and Business Head, Kestone

Piyush Gupta, aged 40 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.