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Mayank Kumar

Co-Founder and Managing Director, upGrad

An education maven and accomplished entrepreneur, Mayank Kumar is one of the sharpest minds leading the edtech revolution in India.

Mayank is the Co-founder & Managing Director of India’s largest online higher education company - upGrad, which within a span of 5 years has impacted over 1 million learners globally.

Mayank has spent most of his professional career in the education sector, where he has been involved in deals with over a billion dollars flowing into the sector. He has served as VP - Education at Bertelsmann and as Senior Principal at The Parthenon Group. He further served as a Board Member of iNurture. He has also worked at the Tata Strategic Group, advising Tata’s strategic direction.

An IIT Delhi and ISB alumnus, Mayank was named the ‘40 Under 40 Achiever of the year’ by BusinessWorld Disrupt in 2017 and ‘BW Education 40 under 40 Achiever’ by Business World in 2020.