Educational Initiatives (EI), India’s leading edtech company, today announced the appointment of Umesh Joshi as its Chief Product & Technology Officer.
As part of the senior management team of Educational Initiatives, Umesh will be responsible for delivering high-quality products that support EI’s business goals, which involves product management, product development, product delivery and product impact chain. An alumnus of IIT-Kanpur, Umesh has in-depth knowledge and expertise in cloud-based solution and data security.
Prior to joining Educational Initiatives, Umesh was the Chief Technology Officer at Hush. He co-founded Hush and VoyageUp. Before venturing into the start-up business, Umesh’s experience of more than 20 years spanned diverse roles in product development, product management and software development in organisations like VMware, Yahoo, McAfee, Talisma Corporation, Aditi Technologies and Mahindra British Telecom.
Speaking on Umesh’s appointment, Srini Raghavan, Co-founder and CEO, Educational Initiatives said, ‘’I am pleased to welcome Umesh as part of our senior management team. EI has access to over 20 years of proprietary learning data, and this combined with EI’s pedagogical strength is unparalleled in the industry. Umesh’s deep technology expertise and hands-on approach will be pivotal for the company, and play a critical part in EI’s future growth based on product and tech innovation.’’
Commenting on his new role, Umesh Joshi said, “Student enrolment in the K12 industry in India is expected to grow at over 65% in the next ten years. EI has, for two decades, focused on building learning solutions with proven impact. I believe that this is the key differentiator and will provide the real impetus to the lives of these children while propelling EI’s growth. I am eagerly looking forward to be part of this tremendous journey.”
As a leader in the K-12 education space, EI leverages cutting-edge research along with tech-based solutions to revolutionize the way children learn. Umesh’s hiring will further help EI fulfil its vision of creating a world where children everywhere learn with understanding.