upGrad appoints Raturi as general manager for North America

upGrad appoints Raturi as general manager for North America
Karan Raturi  |  Photo Credit: upGrad
18 Mar, 2021

Edtech startup upGrad Education has appointed Karan Raturi as its general manager for North America.   

The startup looks to scale international operations and expand its presence in the US, a statement said.  

A Wharton School alumnus, Raturi has held a number of leadership roles. Prior to joining upGrad, he was the head of business planning at ecommerce major Wayfair.  

Raturi has also worked as a consultant and advisor in corporate strategy, operations, private equity, venture capital, corporate development, and corporate finance with companies such as IBM, Kurt Salmon, Novartis Venture Funds, and GTS.   

“I am thrilled to be part of such a robust and renowned team who have built a proven and trusted edtech brand in India. I look forward to deepening the brand’s presence in the region, and supporting learners across the US and Canada to build and accelerate their future careers,” Raturi said. 

According to Arjun Mohan, CEO of upGrad India, Raturi will lead the company's P&L segment, and be responsible for driving revenue and scaling its business operations in North America.   

“With a doubling of learners in this area organically, we are confident about the region’s prospects and certain that Karan’s skills, intellect, and leadership will help us grow as a world-class team to achieve our vision,” Mohan said.  

upGrad has lately been on an expansion and hiring spree.  

Last week, it appointed Sendy Fileman as its country head for Indonesia. Earlier this year, the Mumbai-based company announced the appointment of Zubin Gandevia as CEO for the Asia Pacific region. 

upGrad claims to have noticed a remarkable spike in student enrolment from over 50 countries in the current financial year, with the second largest chunk coming from the US. 

The number of paid learners stood at 26%, largely coming from the US and Canada markets, it said.