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Bye Paytm, Hi LEAD - Rohit in new role

Paytm HR head Rohit moves on to ed-tech Co LEAD

Brings rich experience from Microsoft, GE etc

Rohit, the former CHRO at India’s leading fintech firm Paytm, will play a pivotal role in taking forward LEAD’s vision of transforming the arc of education for 1.5 million schools and 260 million school-going children in India.

MUMBAI, Nov 17 (The CONNECT) - India’s premier SchoolEdTech major LEAD has announced the appointment of Rohit Thakur as Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO).

Rohit, the former CHRO at India’s leading fintech firm Paytm, will play a pivotal role in taking forward LEAD’s vision of transforming the arc of education for 1.5 million schools and 260 million school-going children in India.

At LEAD, Rohit will also be responsible for spearheading employee engagement, talent management and development, stakeholder engagement, internal communication, compliance, and health and safety environment.

Welcoming Rohit to the core leadership team, LEAD Co-founder and CEO Sumeet Mehta said, “We are building a culture where people learn a lot, grow a lot, make massive impact on this world and build lifelong relationships while doing all this.” Rohit is a well-respected and principled leader who has built teams and organization culture in both large multi-nationals and start-ups, Mehta said.

LEAD is India’s foremost player in the School EdTech category promoted by Leadership Boulevard. LEAD was started in 2012 by Sumeet Mehta and Smita Deorah, with the mission to transform school education in India. It combines technology, curriculum and pedagogy into an integrated system of teaching and learning, thus improving student learning outcomes and teacher performance in schools across the country. Today, LEAD serves 2000+ schools across 400+ cities, and reaches 8 Lakh plus students and empowers 10k plus teachers. LEAD’s innovative and highly-effective Integrated Learning System significantly strengthens the role of schools, teachers, and parents in advancing the overall growth and development of every child by providing highest quality education.

On his new role, Rohit Thakur said, LEAD has brought several industry-first innovations since inception. “I am passionate about building a thriving company culture at LEAD and look forward to begin working in this new capacity and contributing to the company’s growth journey,” he said.

Besides Paytm, Rohit, an XLRI alumnus, has handled HR functions for various organisations such as Microsoft India, General Electric Eicher Tractors, Cadence Design Systems and Bausch & Lomb.

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