Eduvanz appoints Hanish Dewan as head-HR

Apart from Dewan, the company has also announced the appointment of Shyam Sundar as head - investor relations, debt and co-lending partnerships; Shikhar Kotwal will lead enterprise business and Vikas Dadoo will head marketing & corporate communicationse


Eduvanz, a digital fintech and non-banking financial services (NBFC) firm, has announced various appointments in its leadership team. Hanish Dewan will be head-HR and be responsible for leading the HR function at Eduvanz.

Dewan has moved from Times Network where he was part of the HR leadership team for its digital and broadcast business.

“Excited to be part of Eduvanz, in my new role, my focus would be to build a culture of ’employee first’ in the fast growing company. We pride ourselves in co-creating change for our clients through transformative L&D functions, combined with upskilling and enhanced retention for value-driven talent,” shares Dewan talking to HRKatha.

Dewan brings over 15 years of rich experience in the hiring industry, which is a mix of talent creation, delivery responsibilities and learning & development initiatives. Dewan started his career with WIPRO BPS as talent creation and later became an integral part of the leadership teams at KPMG as HR business partner and Lenskart as General Manager- HRBP. In his leisure time, Dewan likes to read, watch documentaries and travel. He is a sports enthusiast and thoroughly enjoys playing and watching cricket and football.

Apart from HR, the Company has expanded its leadership team in other functions as well. Eduvanz has also announced the appointment of Shyam Sundar as head – investor relations, debt and co-lending partnerships. Shikhar Kotwal has been chosen to lead the enterprise business, while Vikas Dadoo will head marketing and corporate communications.

“I am sure that the appointment of these strategic leaders with a deep understanding of the Indian market, a proven track record of serving clients, and strong leadership skills will drive forward our mission to provide inclusive leadership,” says Varun Chopra, CEO, Eduvanz on the appointment of new leadership team in place.

In August this year, the Company raised Rs 100 crore in funding in a Series B round led by Juvo Ventures, Sequoia India and Unitus Ventures among others. The Company aims to create a complete learners’ ecosystem and has consolidated its position as an exclusive lender for learners.

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