Rajiv Gupta is Edvantic’s President and Chief Executive Officer responsible for leading the company’s business operations globally, executing Edvantic’s business strategy, and ensuring operational excellence. Rajiv is amongst the world's earliest and most radical thinkers on Talent Management and enterprise-level excellence issues in rapidly growing organizations.
Rajiv has held senior leadership positions at organizations such as Nasdaq listed Imparto Software (Country Head for HR), Moser Baer (Group Head – People Development), Systems America (Vice President of Global Operations and Chief People Officer), and BCI, the world’s largest BPO standards company (President and CEO).
An accomplished and dynamic professional, Rajiv was the youngest ever National Council member of the Indian Society for Training and Development (1999-2000) and was awarded Best Organizational Psychologist of the Year 2000 by the Psycho-Linguistic Association of India. He was also awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 by CHRO Asia and named Entrepreneur Role Model in the 2015 National Management Summit. In 2018, Rajiv was the recipient of the prestigious Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award by Enterprise Asia and was on the list of Top 50 Founders of Indian Origin by the Silicon Review magazine. Rajiv is also one of the longest serving members of the Bloomberg Market Advisory Board since 2008.
Based in Austin, Texas, Rajiv is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on topics such as career strategy, entrepreneurship, start-up management and new ventures.
Rajiv is a Fellow of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Global Head- Corporate & Shared Services
Shreekant Gupta is the Global Head of Corporate & Shared Services. He is a change leader with expertise in shared services, finance, business operations and governance.
Shreekant brings with him, an enriching experience of more than 19 years in leadership positions in some of India’s largest conglomerates. He has previously led and managed large-scale functions, including P/L and SBU head roles in business development, strategy, customer engagement and management, with names like the Aditya Birla Group, Kotak Mahindra AMC Ltd., and Kotak Mahindra Bank, where he was a key driver of growth and profitability. He is known for his superlative proficiency in handling massive and distributed teams, driving revenue growth at scale and his flawless execution of turnaround strategies in large enterprises.
Shreekant did his Master’s from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research and is also an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Global Head – Business & Growth
Himanshu Chaudhary is the Global Head – Business & Growth at Edvantic, where he manages the firm’s vital partnerships and operations, also providing strategic counsel to the firm’s portfolio companies. Additionally, Himanshu plays a pivotal role in the execution of strategies, development of products and nurturing partnerships that help Edvantic and its clients to build their position in the credentialing ecosystem.
Before joining Edvantic, Himanshu specialized in market analytics and have worked on projects for leading companies like Akzo Nobel, Philips and Godfrey Phillips. Himanshu has a passion for talent development and is a key member of Edvantic’s Internal Capability Group.
Himanshu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Delhi University and an MS in Business and Management from Strathclyde Business School, UK. Himanshu is also an Associate Fellow of Talent Management from The Wharton School.
Chief Business Officer
Surya is the Chief Business Officer at Edvantic and responsible for formulating the go-to market strategy, acquiring new customers and launching new global programs targeted for APAC & EMEA region. A strategic thinker with strong execution ability has over 25 years of global leadership experience in consulting, information technology and professional service industries.
Prior to Edvantic, Surya held senior leadership and strategic advisory positions in US, India & Europe at organizations such as Nasdaq listed EXL Services, EY, KPMG, PSI Data System, Infor, WNS and startups like Chillar Payment Solutions & ComplyGlobal where he built businesses as well as established technology driven client service operations and solutions and managed the complete business life cycle of the organization.
Surya is an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India and Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from ISACA (USA) and Chartered Investment & Management Accountant from CIMA Institute.
Vice President – Global Education
Aariya Goel leads Edvantic’s worldwide alliances with Universities and other education and training companies. She also heads the membership and subsidy program of World Data Science initiative.
Aariya started her career as an HR Professional in 2011 and worked in organizations like WNS & Leo Burnett and then moved to Business as a key member of Global Business team. In the current role, she is also responsible for facilitating and executing various internal transformational initiatives designed to enable our strategic vision. Aariya believes millennials are changing the workplace for better and has time and again given keynotes at various conclaves and conferences. She is an avid supporter of mental health initiatives and is always up for conversations to #endthestigma.
Aariya holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Amity University and an MBA degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Vice President – Africa
Ajagan is passionate about technology for online learning and hiring. With years of experience managing business in Information Technology, Ajagan enjoys the challenge to transform manual work towards online Digital Services with a focus on Customer Experience.
Ajagan is also involved with the creation of various startups in Learning and Hiring, from the setup of franchises such as Pitman Training (UK), to design and implementation of Workfare programs in the BPO industry, as well as micro-learning content creation for programs such as Financial Inclusion in Africa.
Ajagan studied Business Computing in Canada, and continually enhanced his skills and exposure, attending programs such as General Management at Columbia University (New York, USA), Performance Management at Cranfield Business School (UK) in New York for General Management and much more.
Ajagan values respect, which is earned; appreciates Honesty; believes that Trust is gained and Loyalty is returned.