Educational Initiatives appoints Umesh Joshi as its Chief Product &Technology Officer

An IITian and a serial entrepreneur, Joshi co-founded Hush and VoyageUp

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Sep 23, 2020 3:58 PM  | 2 min read

Edtech company Educational Initiatives (EI) today announced the appointment of Umesh Joshi as its Chief Product & Technology Officer.
As part of the senior management team of Educational Initiatives, Joshi will be responsible for delivering high quality products that support EI’s business goals, which involves product management, product development, product delivery and product impact chain. An alumni of IIT-Kanpur, he has in-depth knowledge and expertise in cloud- based solution and data security, the company stated.

Prior to joining Educational Initiatives, Joshi was the Chief Technology Officer at Hush.  He co-founded Hush and VoyageUp. Before venturing into the start-up business, his experience of more than 20 years spanned diverse roles in product development, product management and software development in organisations like VMware, Yahoo, McAfee, Talisma Corporation, Aditi Technologies and Mahindra British Telecom.

Speaking on Joshi’s appointment, Srini Raghavan, Co-founder and CEO, Educational Initiatives said, ‘’I am pleased to welcome Umesh as part of our senior management team. EI has access to over 20 years of proprietary learning data, and this combined with EI’s pedagogical strength is unparalleled in the industry. Umesh’s deep technology expertise and hands-on approach will be pivotal for the company, and play a critical part in EI’s future growth based on product and tech innovation.’’

Commenting on his new role, Umesh Joshi said, “Student enrolment in the K12 industry in India is expected to grow at over 65% in the next ten years. EI has, for two decades, focused on building learning solutions with proven impact. I believe that this is the key differentiator and will provide the real impetus to the lives of these children while propelling EI’s growth. I am eagerly looking forward to be part of this tremendous journey.”

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