Deepak Mehrotra becomes the new MD and CEO of Aakash Education: The position was vacant for 7 years, Aakash Education is a Byju’s company.

Deepak Mehrotra becomes the new MD and CEO of Aakash Education: The position was vacant for 7 years, Aakash Education is a Byju’s company.

Edtech startup Byju’s Own Company Aakash Education Services Limited has appointed Deepak Mehrotra as the new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The company gave this information on Monday. The post was vacant after the resignation of Abhishek Maheshwari last year in September 2023. The company issued a statement saying, ‘Mehrotra has taken charge with immediate effect.’ At the same time, Byju’s Founder and Chairman Byju Ravindran said, ‘His professional skills and good track record as Managing Director of Pearson India will be important in taking Akash Byju’s to the next stage of growth and impact.’ Deepak Mehrotra has over 35 years of experience Deepak Mehrotra has over 35 years of experience in executive roles in sectors including FMCG, Telecommunication and Education. Earlier he was MD at Ashirwad Pipes from 2018 to 2023. Apart from this, he has also worked in leadership positions in Pearson India, Bharti Airtel, Coca-Cola and Asian Paints. Byju’s had acquired Aakash in 2021. In the year 2021, Byju’s had acquired Aakash Education Services Limited for about $ 1 billion, which provides coaching to students preparing for competitive exams.

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