KnowledgeHut upGrad, the technology skilling provider and a part of Asia’s Higher Edtech major, upGrad, has elevated Samir Venugopal as Chief Operating Officer.
He joined KnowledgeHut upGrad in July 2020 as Senior Vice-President.
He will continue to lead the enterprise business with primary responsibilities for developing new markets, sales, partnerships, marketing, and localised operations.
With over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, Venugopal has worked in various roles. He was Sales Director at Microsoft where he was responsible for large Enterprise and Government sales. He led the Enterprise Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, and State Government vertical teams for Microsoft India.
He has also been associated with tech companies including IBM India, Sify Technologies and HCL Infosystems, which allowed him to garner rich experience in maintaining business operations, and developing strategies to improve management practices and introducing more efficiency in business operations.
Subramanyam Reddy, CEO and Founder, KnowledgeHut upGrad, said, “At KnowledegHut upGrad, we continue to consolidate and strengthen ourselves with speed for the growth that beckons us. Samir is a thinker with an acute understanding of our operations, market and partnerships. His knowledge and vast experience in the ever-changing market always came to fruition for the organisation. We wish him the best for his new role and hope that he continues to deliver strategic solutions that will uplift KnowledgeHut’s success metrics.”
Venugopal said, “I am honoured that KnowledgeHut upGrad has entrusted me with this role and responsibility to make some bold moves and create future leading offerings and take the company to the next level. With a strategic roadmap in place, I am looking forward to contributing to the new wave of growth for KnowledgeHut upGrad across the country, establishing it as the powerhouse of technology skilling provider.”