Educational Initiatives (EI) Appoints Pranav Kothari As Chief Executive Officer
Co-founders Srini Raghavan and Sridhar Rajagopalan to continue as Chief Mentor and Chief Learning Officer with Harvard-educated company veteran to steer the company’s ambitious growth plans
Educational Initiatives (EI) announced the appointment of Pranav Kothari as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Co-founder & current CEO Srini Raghavan will assume the role of Chief Mentor and continue to serve as a shareholder and board member.
Pranav has been associated with EI for over a decade and has made significant contributions to the company through his involvement with EI's adaptive learning product, Mindspark, and as the head of HR, Gifted Student Education, and, most recently, EI's Large Scale Education Programme division.
Pranav spearheaded the deployment of Mindspark which is recognised as the only software-based EdTech tool to have demonstrated significant learning impact as measured by independent third parties including J-PAL. He is a thought leader in the industry, having led teams that scaled high-quality student assessments, personalised adaptive learning, and impact evaluation services for governments, CSR funders, and philanthropic foundations. Pranav is a TEDx speaker and an INK Fellow and has been named by The World Economic Forum's Schwab Foundation as the Corporate Social Intrapreneur of the Year in 2019.
Pranav studied Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and MBA at Harvard Business School. Prior to EI, he worked at GTI Capital and the Boston Consulting Group in five countries. Pranav is only the 3rd CEO in Educational Initiatives’ 20-year history.
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