UpGrad, Route Mobile appoint new C-suite executives

UpGrad, Route Mobile appoint new C-suite executives
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10 Mar, 2021

Edtech platform UpGrad on Tuesday announced the appointment of Sendy Fileman as its country head for Indonesia. Sendy is a digital entrepreneur, having founded two fintech startups. 

The development comes on the heels of the appointment of Zubin Gandevia as CEO for the Asia Pacific region in January 2021. 

“The combination of economic growth, changes in the workforce requirements, and increasing priority towards education have brought different challenges for both job seekers and employers, including here in Indonesia. upGrad is committed to address those challenges through locally relevant courses and become the bridge between job seekers and employers,” Sendy said in a statement. 

In Indonesia, upGrad is partnering with both public and private universities and looking to customise and co-create programmes for that market by working with local industry experts, university partners, corporates mentors. 

“The appointment of Sendy Filemon as Indonesia country head emphasizes our commitment to support the Indonesian government's continued efforts in enhancing the quality of higher education. Sendy will lead our mission to leverage upGrad’s proven online model and world class technology and bring it to life with 100% Indonesian flavour to equip learners for the jobs of today, accelerating the careers of tomorrow,” Gandevia added, 

Spearheading upGrad’s expansion in Indonesia, Sendy is currently based in Bali. 

In a separate development, cloud communication service provider to enterprise and OTT players Route Mobile appointed Tonio Ellul as the chief executive officer for its wholly owned step-down subsidiary 365squared.  

Ellul, also the co-founder of 356suqared and a board member now, will take over the role after the untimely demise of Rory Kyte in November last year.  

Ellul founded 365quared, a managed services company for mobile operators in 2013 and served as its CEO until April last year. Post that he worked as a director in the company. 

“Rory was a fantastic colleague who brought his remarkable passion, energy, and experience to 365squared, and he will be dearly missed. Notwithstanding this loss, we are confident that Tonio, who had carried this baton in the past will take where Rory left and continue driving growth and innovation," Rajdip Kumar Gupta, managing director and group CEO, Route Mobile said in a statement. 

"We are in extraordinary times with markets picking up and our clients looking to drive innovation in a digitalized landscape. 365squared's value-added solutions coupled with Route Mobile's CPaaS enabled platform uniquely positions us to tap mobile operators and enterprises across the world and drive the Company to even greater levels of success," Ellul said.