Former Vedantu COO, Arvind Singhal, joins as Chief Growth Officer
Former CFO – Digital Business and Head – M&A at Marico, Arpit Jain, assumes role as Chief Financial Officer
Bengaluru, January 24th, 2024 – LEAD Group, India’s leading School Edtech unicorn, today announced that it has appointed seasoned leaders Arvind Singhal and Arpit Jain as Chief Growth Officer and Chief Financial Officer respectively. These appointments are a testament to LEAD’s commitment to strengthen its leadership team, as it looks to fast-track its mission of providing high-quality, integrated School Edtech solutions to over 60,000 schools across India by 2028. Arvind will provide comprehensive direction to develop and implement LEAD’s growth strategy to serve more schools and students across India, while Arpit will spearhead the finance and legal functions of the group.
With leadership experience across diverse sectors including Education (Vedantu), Logistics (BlackBuck), Jewelry (BlueStone), Urban Commute (TFS/Ola), Food Retail (McDonald’s), Telecom (Reliance Communications and Nokia), semi-durables (Asian Paints) and FMCG (Marico Limited), Arvind brings extensive executive level expertise spanning Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Strategy, Consumer and Business Insights, Operations and overall business P&L. Arvind holds a B. Tech. degree from IIT Bombay and is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Arpit joins LEAD Group from Marico Limited, where he was CFO – Digital Business and Head – Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to Marico, Arpit held multiple leadership roles in Finance at ITC Limited.
Sumeet Mehta, CEO and Co-Founder, LEAD Group, said, “I am delighted to welcome Arvind and Arpit to our leadership team. Together, Arvind and Arpit bring decades of valuable experience and proven track record in financial and operational success; scaling businesses; serving customers; and building high-performance teams. In their new roles at LEAD, Arvind and Arpit will provide strategic direction to accelerate the adoption of School Edtech across India, furthering our vision of enabling affordable and excellent learning for every child.”
Arvind Singhal, Chief Growth Officer, LEAD Group, added, “The right education is fundamental for India’s evolution into a developed nation by 2047 and I am delighted to be part of an organisation that is leading the transformation of India’s schools. I look forward to driving the charter to propel LEAD and School Edtech in India to new heights.”
Arpit Jain, Chief Financial Officer, LEAD Group, said, “LEAD Group has established itself as India’s leading School Edtech company and I am excited to join this dynamic team that is truly shaping the future of education in India. I look forward to working with the entire LEAD team to further build on the company’s momentum and strong business fundamentals.”
These strategic appointments come at a pivotal time, as LEAD Group charts a course for expansion into new geographies via new school partnerships; and growth within its existing school networks.