EduBridge Learning Appoints Former ZEE5 Director Akshat Mohan Sharma as Chief Product and Technology Officer

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Workforce development platform, EduBridge, has appointed Akshat Mohan Sharma as chief product and technology officer. According to the official statement, Akshat will be responsible for leading the expansion of the business, focusing on research and development, introducing new courses based on current market needs, among other roles. He will report directly to Girish Singhania, CEO of EduBridge, to develop the strategic plans and future roadmap of the organization.

“We have appointed Akshat as Chief Product and Technology Officer. With his strong business acumen and domain expertise, he will add and help take EduBridge to the next level. His diverse knowledge and experience will help us achieve our mission to provide cutting-edge career development services and courses to all learners and prepare them for employment,” said Girish Singhania, CEO of EduBridge.

According to the official statement, before joining EduBridge, Akshat was associated with ZEE5 as Head of Product Innovation and Transformation. He has a proven track record in leading technology, product and data partnerships in education, banking, media and healthcare. He was responsible for increasing product adoption from zero to over 200 million users as Head of Innovation and Advanced Technology for Viacom18 (Voot).

The statement further mentions that Akshat has over two decades of experience in product innovation and new product adoption strategy across industries. Its key role includes the holistic career development of students, ensuring a unique learning experience and providing a robust, micro-services driven system that empowers the learner as well as the instructor-side experience.

He will also be involved in developing strategies to synchronize the EduBridge ecosystem with the different stages of a learner’s career development cycle. In addition to this, Akshat will also lead the team developing AI-powered user funnels, refining segmentation with improved data taxonomy and creating a continuous data feedback loop channel. It will also contribute to the preparation of additional models, geographies and user types.

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