BasicFirst appoints Dr Akhilesh Kumar as CAO

He possesses a valuable mix of corporate and academic exposure

NEW DELHI: BasicFirst Learning OPC Pvt Ltd – a personalised e-learning platform – today announced the appointment of Dr Akhilesh Kumar as chief academic officer for the US market. 

Kumar possesses a valuable mix of corporate and academic exposure that can benefit the ed-tech platform. He holds a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan, USA where he also pursued an MBA. An alumnus of IIT Varanasi, Kumar has held top positions at leading multinational companies like N R Corporation USA, Intel Corp USA, British Telecom London and CEC Ltd and as a Professor at MIT for over 17 years.

BasicFirst founder and chief mentor  Randhir Kumar said, “As we rapidly expand our overseas operations, it’s a pleasure to welcome the accomplished Dr Akhilesh Kumar. His visionary outlook and passion for education will enable us to capitalize on many upcoming opportunities. Moreover, Dr Kumar’s deep understanding of the US markets will help broad-base our overseas presence.”

Kumar stated: “I am honoured to be offered the opportunity of leading BasicFirst’s US operations at such an important juncture in its development. I believe a four-step expansion model premised on Create-Grow-Generate-Innovate should ensure positive outcomes in addressing society’s educational needs. To stay ahead of the curve in the ed-tech space while leading the international market, it is imperative to continue innovating.”

In a career spanning 36 years, Kumar has received various awards and accolades. Furthermore, he has worked as a junior research scholar with Peter Drucker, Father of Modern Management, on improving the US economy during Ronald Reagan’s tenure in the early 1980s. He has undertaken extensive research on ‘Higher Education: A Road Map’ for the Government of Rajasthan towards skills and employability. Dr Kumar has also been associated with Harvard Business School USA, MDI, XLRI Jamshedpur India, University of Stirling Scotland, the University of Huddersfield UK and the University of Connecticut USA.

Follow Tellychakkar for the consumer facing news & entertainment

Latest Reads
Adi Godrej steps down from GPCL board

FMCG major Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) on Wednesday announced that Adi Godrej will step down from the board of directors of the company, effective 30 September. He will continue to remain chairman emeritus of the company.

MAM Marketing MAM
dentsu X tops global RECMA rankings for third time in a row

Mumbai: RECMA, the independent research firm that evaluates media agencies, has launched its ‘overall activity volume rankings’ report for July 2021. According to the report, dentsu X has been acknowledged as the ‘fastest-growing media agency globally'. With 8.8 per cent Year-on-Year (YoY) agency...

MAM Marketing MAM
The Sleep Company ropes in Anil Kapoor as brand ambassador

Mumbai: D2C mattress maker The Sleep Company has introduced Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor as its first-ever brand ambassador.

MAM Marketing Brands
Myntra’s latest campaign features leading fashion icons

Mumbai: Fashion e-commerce platform Myntra has launched its latest brand campaign featuring leading fashion icons and the company’s new brand ambassadors Hrithik Roshan, Vijay Deverakonda, and Dulquer Salmaan. Existing celebrity ambassadors Kiara Advani and Samantha Akkineni are also part of the...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
Aditya Puri joins Solara Active Pharma's board as chairperson

Mumbai: Solara Active Pharma Sciences Ltd on Wednesday announced that veteran banker and HDFC Bank's former CEO & MD Aditya Puri has joined its board as the chairperson. Puri will also head the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Solara's board. "Aditya Puri, former MD of HDFC Bank and a...

MAM Media and Advertising People
Shipsy onboards Mohamed Reza as VP-head of marketing

Mumbai: Supply chain and logistics management platform Shipsy has brought on board Mohamed Reza as vice president - head of marketing. This development comes when the company is rolling out aggressive expansion plans and strengthening its foothold in the global supply chain and logistics market.

MAM Media and Advertising People
Leo Burnett bolsters strategic planning team with new appointments

Mumbai: Creative solutions agency Leo Burnett India on Wednesday announced new appointments to bolster its strategic planning team. Mittu Torka and Bonnie Michael are named executive vice president – strategy in Mumbai and Ankit Singh is elevated to executive vice president – strategy in Delhi.

MAM Marketing MAM
Mrig Sight Media bags digital media mandate for Devagabond

Mumbai: Global branding and marketing agency Mrig Sight Media has bagged the digital media mandate for Devagabond, a travel gear manufacturer. The account will be handled out of the agency’s Noida office.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
Grapes Digital expands footprint; strengthens team in Bangalore market

Mumbai: Marketing agency Grapes Digital has announced its expansion by strengthening its first-ever team in Bangalore. In the last few months, the company has been on an expansion phase and has added new members in both the offices, Delhi and Mumbai.

MAM Marketing MAM

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required