Educational Initiatives (EI), India’s leading edtech company, today announced the appointment of Garima Gupta as its Chief Financial Officer.
Garima will play a pivotal role as part of the senior management team at Educational Initiatives. She brings a wealth of cross-industry experience of over 16 years in strategic financial planning and managing investor relations.
Garima is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in leading multinational companies including Bharti Airtel, Sony, Genpact and start-ups Nxtra Data, Runnr. Her previous stint at various companies in diverse roles that she led, involved financial planning & analysis, business reporting, strategy, and investor relations. Before joining Educational Initiatives, Garima was the Chief Financial Officer at Runnr, which got acquired by Zomato.
At EI, she will also oversee financial planning and reporting, accounting, controls, taxation, audits and regulatory compliance. Additionally, Garima will manage internal and external stakeholder relationships and allocation of the company’s capital.
Speaking on Garima’s appointment, Srini Raghavan, Co-founder and CEO, Educational Initiatives said, “I am pleased to welcome Garima as part of our senior management team. Her deep financial knowledge combined with her experience of working with large corporations as well as start-ups will be a valuable asset for Educational Initiatives. I look forward to Garima contributing to EI’s corporate strategy as we continue to lead an exciting industry transformation while chartering an exciting future for EI”
Commenting on her new role, Garima Gupta said, “Educational Initiatives is today at a unique and transformational position in the edtech space built on the foundation of an excellent track record of bringing a positive impact to the way children learn across the world. I am excited to work with such a highly committed and professional executive team, to deliver EI’s ambitious growth strategy.”
As a leader in the K-12 education space, EI leverages cutting-edge research along with tech-based solutions to revolutionize the way children learn. Garima’s hiring will further help EI fulfil its vision of creating a world where children everywhere learn with understanding.