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Unacademy COO Vivek Sinha resigns after three years

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Vivek Sinha and Gaurav Munjal (Unacademy)

Vivek Sinha, The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Indian edtech giant Unacademy, announced his departure from the company on August 26.

Announcing the development, Vivek Sinha, in a LinkedIn post, wrote, "After 3 incredible years at Unacademy, I have decided to take the next step in my career. Grateful for the opportunities, friendships, and memories I have gained. Thank you for believing in me and constantly pushing me to operate at the peak of my abilities Gaurav Munjal."

Vivek joined Unacademy in August 2020 as the COO and was responsible for managing the company's test preparation digital business, offline/hybrid Centres, K12, and jobs and skills verticals.

According to his LinkedIn profile, About 4,000 employees from teams, including category management, business strategy, pricing and central revenue, inside sales, content, user growth, performance marketing & SEO, retail and stores, influencer marketing, operations, supply and learning experience, directly reported to him.


Gaurav Munjal, in a LinkedIn post, responded, "Thank you Vivek Sinha for being a part of Unacademy. You’re one of the most Relentless Leaders I have worked with. Best wishes for the future :)"

Prior to joining Unacademy, Vivek worked at Ritesh Agarwal's OYO where he established and managed an SBU (Separate Business Unit) for operating Luxury Hotels owned by OYO:Softbank JV.

He has worked at fintech firm MobiKwik as VP & BU Head and managed categories --- grocery, fashion, consumer durables, consumer electronics, food & dining, healthcare, fitness & wellness, automobile, oil & gas, taxi and cabs.

In January 2015, Vivek was appointed by construction tech startup Buildzar.com as the co-founder and COO, where he built and managed a sales team of 100 across product teams, UX/UI, category management, sales, ops and SCM, seller onboarding, etc.

Sinha's resignation comes at a time when the Indian edtech sector is grappling with a myriad of challenges like fundraising, corporate governance concerns, achieving profitability, and operational efficiency.

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