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Byju’s names Krishna Vedati as its President of Global Growth and Strategic Initiatives

Vedati, Co-Founder and CEO of Tynker- a Byju’s company, will report to the company's Co-Founder and CEO Byju Raveendran and will join the company’s executive committee

Krishna Vedati

Byju’s, the education technology company, announced that Krishna Vedati has been named President of Global Growth and Strategic Initiatives for Byju’s.

Vedati, Co-Founder and CEO of Tynker- a Byju’s company, will report to the company's Co-Founder and CEO Byju Raveendran and will join the company’s executive committee.

Srinivas Mandyam, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Tynker, will replace Vedati as Tynker’s CEO, and Kelvin Chong, Tynker Co-Founder and Chief Architect, will now take on the expanded role of Chief Technology Officer.

It is important to note that Byju’s had acquired the K-12 creative coding platform Tynker in September as part of its US expansion. 

“With more than 150 million users on our personalised learning platform, it is important for us to put in place the leadership necessary to continue scaling our businesses globally,” said Byju Raveendran, Co-Founder, and CEO of Byju’s. “With exceptional experience in business and consumer user growth, and strategic brand partnerships, Krishna is ideally suited for this new role.” 

In the newly-created role of President of Global Growth and Strategic Initiatives for Byju’s, Vedati will serve as a senior executive for the Americas helping drive top-line revenue and user growth, partnerships with major brands, and identifying strategic acquisitions. She will also expand the company’s international offering by overseeing new integrated products and services from the Byju’s learning portfolio to students and teachers in Canada, the U.S., and Latin America.

Tynker leadership team appointments

Srinivas Mandyam takes on the mantle of CEO at Tynker, where he has served as the company’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer since the company’s inception. Mandyam has more than 20 years of technical leadership experience building products and consumer web services. Previously, he led the engineering team for AT&T Interactive's Consumer Division. Mandyam was a Co-Founder and CTO of Plusmo, a venture-backed startup acquired by AT&T in 2009. 

Kelvin Chong moves into the CTO role at Tynker where he previously served as Co-Founder and Chief Architect. Chong brings over a decade of experience building scalable web systems and software for consumer sites and for a wide range of smart consumer devices including mobile phones, multi-function printers, camcorders, and even the Sony Aibo. 

“I am proud of the deep bench we have in our leadership ranks, enabling a seamless transition at our newest portfolio company Tynker as Srinivas and Kelvin move into their new roles,” added Raveendran.

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