Mayak Kumar

Co-founder, upGrad

Mayank Kumar is the Co-Founder and MD of upGrad - an online education venture focused on targeting working professionals. UpGrad was founded in early 2015 with an aim to empower working professionals and individuals to reach their full professional potential by providing them with university education online through structured and rigorous programs and facilities. It targets working professionals looking to get back to learning in order to further progress in their careers with industry ready programs, without the need of quitting their jobs.

Mayank Kumar is an IIT – Delhi and ISB, Hyderabad alumnus with 10 years of operations, investment and consulting experience in the education sector in India, China, SE Asia and Latin America. He has been part of investments over $1B flowing into the education sector in emerging markets. He has held senior positions with Bertelsmann India Investments, Parthenon Group and Tata Strategic Management Group and continues to steer UpGrad towards its vision and mission.