Teachmint, the education infrastructure startup, has roped in Farhan Hazarika as the head of talent management with the responsibility of leading the talent strategy.
In his last assignment, Hazarika was with Meesho for two and a half years, having joined as manager – talent acquisition (product hiring), based out of Bengaluru.
With almost 14 years of experience behind him, Hazarika began his association with the HR domain in 2008, as an employee relations executive at 247 Customer. He also did a short stint with TrSoft Technologies as HR executive before joining Adity Birla Minacs BPO as HR executive (HRBP) . Within a year, he became senior executive HR (HRBP).
The year 2012 saw him taking up the role of human resources officer (talent acquisition and learning and development) at Denso Kirloskar Industries. By the time he left the Company three years later, he had become senior HR officer (talent acquisition and learning and development).
Hazarika’s next stop was CoWrks, where he joined as human resources manager in 2015. Within nine months, he was elevated to head – talent acquisition and management. After a successful three-year tenure at CoWrks, he moved to 91springboard in 2018.
At 91springboard, he was first head – human resource projects for four months, before being elevated to head – talent acquisition in 2019. However, his stint only lasted a little over a year, because he moved to Meesho in February 2020. His last-held position at the internet commerce company was that of director – talent acquisition (product & non-tech business)
Kapil Vardhan, CHRO, Teachmint Group, is confident that Hazarika’s “outstanding experience and phenomenal ideas” will be “a great addition to our vision and we look forward to partnering with him in further scaling our teams and building a truly formidable culture.”
Hazarika himself recognises “the value and impact Teachmint’s ‘infra’ innovation can create”, and therefore, admits that “there is no better time to be here than now.”
At Teachmint, Farhan will focus on various aspects of talent strategy including talent acquisition, performance management, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and developing cutting-edge people practices to further strengthen company culture.
Founded by IITians Mihir Gupta, Payoj Jain, Divyansh Bordia and Anshuman Kumar in 2020, Teachmint has enabled millions of educators across the globe digitise their classrooms with its proprietary, mobile-first, classroom technology. It has raised $118 million till date and is backed by investors such as Rocketship.vc, Lightspeed, Learn Capital, Goodwater Capital, Vulcan Capital, Better Capital, CM Ventures, Epiq Capital and Titan Capital.
Teachmint is available in 20 languages and boasts of over 15 million users including teachers and students from over 30 countries on its platform. It caters to end-to-end infrastructure needs of all education providers, including K-12 schools and after-school tutorials, universities, and edtechs.