Hero Vired Expands its Leadership Team with Two Key Appointments

Geetika Goel will lead technology-driven innovation to create value for Hero Vired's learners and Dr. Ankur Sodhi will leverage his expertise as an industry leader to help learners achieve desired career outcomes

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Hero Vired, India’s premium EdTech company for higher education aspirants and professionals, today announced the appointment of Geetika Goel as Head of Technology and Dr. Ankur Sodhi as Associate Vice President for Career Services and Corporate Relations. Both leaders will spearhead their respective teams to prepare for the company’s next phase of growth and expansion.

Geetika will report directly to the CEO and serve as a technological and business specialist, making decisions that will affect the company’s present and future operations. She will integrate business objectives and strategy into technology vision and requirements, manage a world-class team of engineers, encourage them, and instill a strong engineering culture inside the firm. In addition, she will investigate, compare, select, and deploy technology solutions to meet current and future industry needs.

Dr. Sodhi will be responsible for end-to-end student placement preparation and career counselling in his new role. With 18+ years of experience as an educationist, public speaker and strategic planner, Dr Sodhi has played a vital role in improving the systems at various organizations. In his previous role at upGrad as Associate Director, Career Services and Corporate Relations, Dr. Sodhi was actively involved in the learners’ journey and ensured their successful transition from students to professionals.

Commenting on the appointments, Akshay Munjal, Founder & CEO, Hero Vired, said, “Our experts at Hero Vired aim to upskill learners and provide them with better outcomes when they join the workforce or take their careers to the next level. We are delighted to bring on board Geetika and Dr. Ankur to lead two of the most crucial teams for Hero Vired, as we increase our focus on technology and learning outcomes in the coming year. I am confident in their expertise and believe that they will be instrumental in the company’s next phase of growth.”

Geetika is a seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of experience building large technology-focused organizations in diverse domains. She has a hands-on and in-depth understanding of technology with an ability to recruit, mentor, and grow other tech professionals. A post-graduate from IIT, Kanpur, Geetika’s past stints include leading roles in Infosys, Jigsaw Academy, Lowe’s India, and Climate Solutions. She is also a certified AI Analyst from IBM and holds several patents under her name.

Geetika Goel, Technology Head, Hero Vired, said, “I am thrilled to join the Hero Vired family and look forward to working with this young and dynamic team. I am very excited about working with the leadership teams to create and deliver exceptional outcomes for learners. At the same time, I see a great opportunity to transform Hero Vired into a LearnTech organization.”

The appointment is in line with Hero Vired’s plan to add over 50 professionals to its growing team of 150+ by the end of March 2022. The company currently has a total of 66 part-time and full-time faculty members for its programs in Full Stack Development, Data Science, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Finance & Financial Technologies, and Gaming. Currently, Hero Vired’s top performers and faculty receive ESOPs, and the company plans to extend this benefit to a larger employee base shortly. The company’s ESOP pool for the employees is to the tune of one lakh options, the overall being 10% of the cap table.

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