EuroKids International, India’s leading education company, appoints Mr Rajiv Pillai as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With close to two decades of rich experience in business advisory, corporate finance & planning and investor relations, Rajiv will be responsible for overseeing the company’s financial, legal, supply chain and compliance functions.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr Prajodh Rajan, Co-founder & Group CEO, EuroKids International, said, “We are pleased to welcome Rajiv to the EuroKids Group. The education sector is rapidly changing, and Rajiv’s in-depth knowledge of finance and business strategy and his ability to partner with SBU functions will be invaluable as we continue to accelerate our strategy to expand our businesses across markets.”
Prior to joining EuroKids, Rajiv was leading the Corporate Finance & Planning function at Lupin Limited. He managed the business performance reporting and controlling for a diverse set of businesses globally. His experience of over 19 years includes a decade with leading consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he successfully delivered business advisory & consulting across multiple segments like Pharma, Oil & Gas, Telecom, Media, Agro-Chemicals and Retail.
Rajiv is a Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of INSEAD. He has extensive experience across Strategy, M&A, performance management, strategic cost management, planning and budgeting, tax management and enterprise risk management.
Following KKR’s investment in September 2019, EuroKids International has expanded its footprint and today has over 1,200 pre-schools and 30+ K12 schools. The addition of Rajiv into the education company’s existing senior leadership team of Business CEOs, CHRO and CMO, will help further strengthen the strategic outlook of the company, especially in these unprecedented times.
EuroKids with its leading education brands – EuroKids Pre-School, Kangaroo Kids Pre-School, Billabong High International & EuroSchool services over 1.25 lakh students. To ensure uninterrupted learning during this pandemic lockdown, the Group has undertaken multiple new initiatives in structured digital learning programs and Home Schooling. The Group plans to fast-track its investments in education technology to help the cause of learning outcomes as technology is a great enabler not just for at-home learning, but also for in-class instruction and learning. The Group also plans to open new Pre-K and K-12 facilities in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Hyderabad.