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Aakash Educational Services Limited appoints Abhishek Maheshwari as its CEO

Maheshwari has over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining AESL, he was the President of International Business for Byju's

Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), which provides comprehensive test preparatory services, has appointed Abhishek Maheshwari as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in line with the company’s efforts to strengthen and professionalise its management for growth and business excellence. 

Maheshwari will be responsible for strategy formulation and management of core offerings of AESL, which include digital along with classroom, hybrid, and distance learning. His focus will be to continue to innovate the offerings across channels to better support students while driving profitable growth for the group. 


Maheshwari has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School in New York. He has over 20 years of experience. Prior to joining AESL, Maheshwari was the President of International Business for Byju's where he was responsible for driving the edtech company’s growth globally. Prior to Byju’s, he was the Country Head for Disney leading all of its brands and businesses in India. He has also worked with Kubera in principal investing and with McKinsey in strategy consulting across their India and US offices.

Aakash Chaudhry, Managing Director, Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), said, “We are elated to have Abhishek on board. With his guidance, we look forward to furthering our cause of education and commitment to quality training for our students. We are certain that his rich experience and skills will go a long way in contributing to the tremendous growth of the company.”


Maheshwari said, “It is a privilege to join Aakash at this momentous time for the company and the edtech industry.  Aakash’s enduring vision of helping students achieve their aspirations, the unparalleled track record of results built over three decades, strong balance sheet and the successful pivot to technology-driven hybrid and digital solutions to complement a robust national footprint of centres places us in a great position to help students across the nation. I look forward to building on this success.”

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