upGrad names Myleeta AgaWilliams Chief Executive Officer – International

Myleeta AgaWilliams, Chief Executive Officer-International at upGrad

upGrad, Asia’s largest higher EdTech Company, announces the appointment of Myleeta AgaWilliams as CEO – International to spearhead growth across the Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US regions. With over two decades of experience in global and digital businesses, Myleeta will be responsible for managing end-to-end international operations and creating region-specific product pipelines, thereby driving high-impact revenue and profitability results.

What does Myleeta bring to upGrad in her new role?

upGrad is an integrated LifeLong Learning technology organisation that offers online higher education programs to college learners and professionals in the age bracket of 18 to 55 years in partnership with more than 300 universities from across the globe.

upGrad boasts a program completion record of 85% through its high engagement curriculum and is also backed by a further 80%+ career outcomes-guaranteed performance. The company recently closed the investment round of USD 210 million to further propel growth.

Myleeta AgaWilliams will be leveraging her experience in scaling businesses through strategic interventions across content and global distribution for broadcast and streaming media.

She will engage with managerial teams based in multiple geographies, to align short and long-term business objectives for accelerating profitability. Previously she has managed diverse product portfolios and led marketing and sales teams across different geographies at world renown organisations such as Netflix, BBC Studios, Discovery, and UTV amongst others.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?

Commenting on her hire, Mayank Kumar – Co-founder & MD, upGrad said, “We are at such a high point of our global expansion that we require a leader who has seen these markets evolve to make sound decisions. Myleeta comes with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and cultural intellect that will augment our operations across existing and upcoming markets.”

“While we are leading the higher education space in India and have penetrated successfully across SE Asia, we felt it’s the right time we go aggressive with other geographies which will require strategic linear and non-linear movements to support the growth. Myleeta, who has built and scaled operations across niche markets including Asia, will continue to accelerate our ambition of becoming a global leader within the LifeLong Learning segment,” Kumar added.

Commenting on her appointment, Myleeta said, “Taking the hugely successful, online learning portfolio that upGrad has pioneered to transform the lives and careers of learners across the globe, is a fantastic opportunity. In this next stage of growth, we will be looking at each of the markets in which we have ambitions to achieve scale and apply a nuanced and focused strategy, leveraging my past experience and deep knowledge of digital consumption habits.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Ronnie, Mayank, Phalgun and the leadership team at this exciting phase of high growth,” concluded Myleeta while talking about her new role at upGrad.