Samir Kulshresth

Bengaluru-based maths tutoring platform Cuemath has announced several new senior appointments.

The company has appointed Samir Kulshresth as chief financial officer. Kulshresth is a chartered accountant, with more than 19 years’ financial management experience across the e-commerce, healthcare, telecom and IT/enabled services sectors. He previously worked at Practo, Fortis Healthcare, Genpact and Indus Towers.

Nisha Popli has been appointed as Cuemath’s chief human resources officer. Popli has more than 19 years’ experience in directing human resources programmes for businesses, including the Big Four accountancy firms and global professional services firms. She was previously head of HR at Moglix India, a business-to-business e-commerce start-up. She has also worked as head of people office for the small format business of Future Group India, global HR head at The Smart Cube, and other HR roles with KPMG, Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young.

Nisha Popli

Janardan Singh has been appointed as chief of sales. Singh has more than 20 years of business leadership and scaling up experience in the ed tech sector. His last assignment was with ClassKlap as its founder and chief operating officer.

Anushray Gupta is the company’s new chief product and technology officer. Gupta is rejoining Cuemath having originally built the company’s engineering and product team as chief technology officer. He then moved to Udaan as product lead for its grocery vertical.

Anushray Gupta, Cuemath
Anushray Gupta

Kulshresth and Popli have joined Cuemath already, with Singh and Gupta’s appointments effective from January. All the new hires will report to Vivek Sunder, who was appointed as chief executive in October.

Manan Khurma, founder and chairman of Cuemath, said:“Our vision, student centricity, and learning outcomes have cemented our position as a leader in math tutoring. As we prepare for our next wave of growth, these leadership changes will strengthen governance in Cuemath 3.0 and support our goal of a presence in 50 countries and becoming a global math leader. With Vivek at the helm, supported by this senior leadership talent, we are poised to scale greater heights.”

Sunder added: “We exist to create a better ecosystem to teach mathematics and consistently deliver learning outcomes. Everything we do boils down to building the next generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers. The new array of dedicated leaders makes me more confident and committed in entering this new chapter of Cuemath’s growth and integrating our diverse knowledge and expertise in realising the company’s vision.”

Cuemath is backed by investors including Lightstone Aspada, Alpha Wave Incubation, Sequoia Capital India, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), and Manta Ray. The brand is present across 20 countries, has more than 200,000 students using its platform.

Date published: 15 December 2021

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