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India’s premier SchoolEdTech major LEAD today announced the appointment of Rohit Thakur as Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO).

Rohit, the former CHRO at India’s leading fintech firm Paytm, will play a pivotal role in taking forward LEAD’s vision of transforming the arc of education for 1.5 million schools and 260 million school-going children in India.

At LEAD, Rohit will also be responsible for spearheading employee engagement, talent management and development, stakeholder engagement, internal communication, compliance, and health and safety environment.

Welcoming Rohit to the core leadership team, LEAD Co-founder and CEO Sumeet Mehta said, “We are building a culture where people learn a lot, grow a lot, make massive impact on this world and build lifelong relationships while doing all this. Rohit is a well-respected and principled leader who has built teams and organization culture in both large multi-nationals and start-ups. Both Smita and I are thrilled to have Rohit partner with us in making LEAD a great place to be in!”

On his new role, Rohit Thakur said, “I am thrilled to join LEAD, which has been at the forefront of transforming conventional schooling in India. It has brought several industry-first innovations since inception. I am passionate about building a thriving company culture at LEAD and look forward to begin working in this new capacity and contributing to the company’s growth journey.”

Rohit has headed HR functions for various organisations. Besides Paytm, he has worked with Microsoft India, where he served as head of human resource. He spent 11 years at General Electric in various HR leadership roles across multiple businesses such as energy, capital, engineering, corporate and aviation, both in India and the US. He was also associated with Eicher Tractors, Cadence Design Systems and Bausch & Lomb.

An MBA from XLRI, Rohit’s appointment is yet another step in strengthening LEAD’s core team.

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