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Edtech LEAD appoints Ex-Nykaa CHRO; strengthens leadership team

LEAD, a major EdTech player in India’s K-12 education segment, today announced the appointment of Nirav Jagad as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Nirav joined LEAD from one of India’s biggest online destination for beauty & wellness, Nykaa where he was the CHRO since 2017.

In this new role, he will further the company values and promote its growth culture. Nirav will closely work with the leadership team and look after Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Talent Development, Stakeholder Engagement, Internal Communication, Compliance and Health, Safety, Environment at LEAD.

Nirav is a seasoned HR professional with more than 20 years of experience across industries. He has worked with organisations in Education, BFSI, E-commerce and HR consulting. He is a strong communicator and Relationship Manager at all levels with an excellent track record of developing, delivering, and leading transformational solutions and operations. He is seen highly effective in engaging and building relationships with executives, team members, business leaders, and partners to achieve strategic and tactical performance results. He brings to the table a proven ability to lead diverse cross-functional team members to produce quality deliverables within time and budget constraints and is recognized for being highly energetic, result-oriented, creative, and a problem-solver.

LEAD Co-founder & CEO Sumeet Mehta said, “Today, we have a unique opportunity to reimagine how we manage and lead people, especially during the pandemic. We are excited to welcome Nirav to our core leadership team. He brings in a wealth of experience and best practices from global companies that will empower us in achieving our long-term vision of providing high quality education to affordable private schools in India. Nirav’s skills and experience give us huge confidence in building a high performance and culture centered organization.”

Having begun his career in 2001, Nirav has worked at IL&FS for over five years. He was also associated with Randstad India and Cerberus Consultants before that. As the CHRO at Nykaa, he helped the organization scale its business being part of the Management Team and building a strong talent pipeline. He is an MBA in Human Resources from Welingkar Institute of Management.

Nirav Jagad, CHRO, LEAD said, “I am thrilled to be part of this exciting journey called LEAD. It is a great opportunity to be a part of a fast-evolving industry like EdTech. The problem statement that ‘LEAD’ is attempting to solve is challenging but a hugely engaging one. I look forward to contribute to the company’s growth journey.”

LEAD has been aggressively strengthening its leadership team. The company recently announced the appointment of two senior level appointments including Arpit Mundra as Chief Financial Officer and Vipul Redey as Chief Excellence Officer.

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