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upGrad appoints Venkatesh Tarakkad as CFO

Tarakkad will oversee upGrad’s domestic and global financial strategies encompassing a broader financial spectrum

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Edtech player upGrad has appointed Venkatesh Tarakkad as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He led finance, inventory and strategic initiatives at DealShare and assumes his role at upGrad with effect from 1st March, 2024.

Tarakkad will be responsible for overseeing upGrad’s domestic and global financial strategies, encompassing a broader spectrum of areas such as investor relations, business finance, corporate finance, enterprise/accounting controllership, financial planning and analysis, risk management, tax and treasury functions. 

Earlier, Tarakkad, who began his career with Ernst & Young (E&Y) in early 90s, has held numerous leadership positions across other notable brands like Ecom Express, TCNS Clothing, Siam Makro Thailand, Metro Cash & Carry and Coca-Cola India.

Mayank Kumar, Co-founder and Managing Director, upGrad, said, “Venkatesh is a seasoned enterprise leader, and his appointment marks a strategic leap forward in our growth journey, both in India and globally. We’ve laid a rock-solid business foundation so far, built and scaled our offerings, and as we strive for global leadership, his operational excellence will ensure a robust credit profile, end-to-end compliance and transparent corporate and financial governance within the upGrad ecosystem.”

Tarakkad will be based out of upGrad’s HQ in Mumbai.

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