Asia’s largest integrated higher edtech major upGrad has announced the appointment of Myleeta AgaWilliams as CEO, international to spearhead growth across the APAC, EMEA and US regions.
With over two decades of experience in global and digital businesses, AgaWilliams will be responsible for managing end-to-end international operations and creating region-specific product pipelines, thereby driving high-impact revenue and profitability results, the company said in a statement.
In her new role, she will be leveraging her experience in scaling businesses through strategic interventions across content and global distribution for broadcast and streaming media. She will engage with managerial teams based in multiple geographies, to align short-term and long-term business objectives for accelerating profitability.
"We are at such a high point of our international expansion that we require a leader who has seen these markets evolve to make sound business decisions. Myleeta comes with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and cultural intellect that will augment our operations across existing and upcoming markets," said Mayank Kumar, co-founder & MD, upGrad.
“While we are leading the higher education space in India and have penetrated successfully across SE Asia, we felt it's the right time we go aggressive with other geographies which will require strategic linear and non-linear movements to support the growth. Myleeta, who has built and scaled operations across niche markets including Asia will continue to accelerate our ambition of becoming a global leader within the LifeLongLearning segment,” Kumar added.
Previously AgaWilliams has managed diverse product portfolios and led marketing and sales teams across geographies at Netflix, BBC Studios, Discovery, and UTV amongst others.
"Taking the hugely successful, online learning portfolio that upGrad has pioneered to transform the lives and careers of learners across the globe, is a fantastic opportunity. In this next stage of growth, we will be looking at each of the markets in which we have ambitions to achieve scale and apply a nuanced and focussed strategy, leveraging my past experience and deep knowledge of digital consumption habits. I am thrilled to be joining Ronnie, Mayank, Phalgun and the leadership team at this exciting phase of high growth," said AgaWilliams.