KnowledgeHut upGrad Appoints Rajesh Durai as VP – Growth & Strategy

KnowledgeHut upGrad, a leading technology skilling provider and a part of Asia’s Higher Edtech major, upGrad, has appointed Rajesh Durai to Vice President – Growth & Strategy, to further scale up the firm’s revenue and profitability. Rajesh has been associated with KnowledgeHut since 2015 as a fractional growth marketer, helping with building a hyper-growth environment that resulted in boosting the firm’s performance & brand marketing on both digital and offline channels, with a focus on user acquisition, customer retention/engagement, and LTV maximization.


In this new role, Rajesh will be responsible for developing and executing Knowledgehut’s go-to-market strategies, delivering strong revenue growth, and increasing market share in line with the overall business objectives of the company and group. His key priorities would include building high-performance teams, strengthening product marketing, scaling of business and delivering results through new business practices.


Commenting on the appointment, Subramanyam Reddy, CEO and Founder, KnowledgeHut upGrad said, “We are extremely delighted to welcome Rajesh to the leadership team as VP – Growth & Strategy. He has been critical asset to the firm and has played a crucial role in establishing the company’s position as a leading edtech platform in India. Rajesh’s creative bent of mind and his operational experience make him an aspirational leader who is committed to accelerating the company’s long-term goals while helping the teams perform to their fullest. This will be invaluable to the operations of KnowledgeHut as the company moves forward with its strategic growth opportunities in national as well as international markets.”


Expressing his delight, Rajesh Durai, Vice President - Growth & Strategy, KnowledgeHut upGrad said, “It is indeed exciting to take up this new responsibility. Over the past year, we have achieved many monumental milestones at KnowledgeHut across national and international markets. We have aggressively strengthened our product portfolio, creating customized up-skilling solutions for the market, in accordance with the evolving market demand. My aim now will be to create a sustainable growth model for KnowledgeHut, by capturing new avenues and pioneering innovation for the global skilling ecosystem.”


Rajesh is an entrepreneur at heart and a marketing maverick with over 12 years of experience in founding and working with multiple B2B and B2C companies. He enjoys working in fast-paced, hyper-growth environments with high integrity.



About KnowledgeHut upGrad: KnowledgeHut UpGrad is a global ed-tech platform, equipping the world’s workforce with the skills of the future via outcome-based immersive learning. A trusted skills transformation partner to over 450,000 professionals and 4500+ enterprises in over 100 countries, that organizations and individuals count on to innovate faster and create progress. Leveraging its state-of-the-art immersive learning experience platform, UGKH is disrupting the way tech is learned and empowering enterprises with scalable tech-driven solutions to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes. Whether you're looking to develop capabilities in Software Development, IT Service Management, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning / AI, or Data Science, upGrad KnowledgeHut is your learning partner of choice.

About upGrad: upGrad started in 2015, is a pioneer in the online education revolution, focused on powering career success for a global workforce of over 1.3 billion. It is one of the few Integrated Lifelong Learning Tech Companies in the world - spanning the college learner to the working professional from the age group of 18-50 years and across Undergrad courses, Campus and Job-Linked Programs, Studying Abroad, Short-form to Executive programs to Degrees, Masters, and Doctorate - with a learner base of over 2 million across 100 countries, and over 300 University partners and a robust Enterprise business with a client base of 1000 companies worldwide.

upGrad’ s Global Learning Engine rests on four pillars: (a) its large repository of original & owned content and IP (b) its own best-in-class proprietary tech platform (c) its high-touch human-led delivery service backed by coaches and mentors (d) an 85% course completion track record, backed by a further 80% career outcomes guaranteed performance. Already termed Asia's higher EdTech leader, it has offices in the UK, US, Middle East, India, Singapore & Vietnam, and a presence in many more countries.


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