CollegeDekho, India’s largest college admissions and education services platform has appointed Rajeev Chaba, President and MD at MG Motor India and Ivan Kolomoetz, President and Co-Founder of Russia-based company UCHi.RU and U.S based company Happynumbers.com as Independent Directors to its Advisory Board. They will work closely with Ruchir Arora, CEO and Co-Founder of CollegeDekho to play a key role in shaping the company’s future strategies and aid in the company’s governance.
Coming from varied backgrounds both Rajeev and Ivan are known to have played an instrumental role in disrupting their respective industries and achieving exponential growth for their companies. Rajeev has an enriching experience of three decades in the auto segment where he has held senior leadership positions at top global automotive brands such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, Opel & Buick across multiple international markets. Ivan is a young entrepreneur and co-founder of Russia’s biggest edtech company with more than 8 million students.
On the appointment, Ruchir Arora, CEO & Co-Founder, CollegeDekho, said, “I am excited to work with Rajeev and Ivan to help CollegeDekho enter its next phase of growth. Rajeev and Ivan’s experience across global markets and ability to build a strong product portfolio will play a key role in helping us in our commitments to transform India’s higher education space with ingenious offerings.”
Rajeev Chaba, President, and MD at MG Motor India said, “It is inspiring to see CollegeDekho’s phenomenal journey, and I am delighted to now be a part of it. I truly believe in its mission of simplifying students’ higher education journey and am hopeful that the company will be able to expand its product offerings and markets to make it a truly globally competitive company. I am looking forward to working with the incredible team of CollegeDekho and its investors.”
Ivan Kolomoetz, CEO and Co-Founder of Russia-based company UCHi.RU and U.S based company Happynumbers.com added, “India has a huge untapped potential in the education space offering companies like CollegeDekho an immense potential to grow and replicate a similar growth model in other global markets. I am eager to help CollegeDekho in further strengthening its product offerings and scale better.”
CollegeDekho is one of India’s fastest-growing ed-tech companies in the higher education space. Earlier this year it acquired two ed-tech companies Prepbytes and GetMyUni to expand its product portfolio. It raised $35mn in its Series B funding round and is backed by investors including Winter Capital, ETS Strategic Capital, Disrupt ADQ, QIC, Calega and Man Capital.