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BYJU’S strengthens tech prowess, welcomes Mani Bansal and Maneesh Agrawal into the family

Team StoryWeavers|March 03, 2022, 17:39 IST|

Technological innovation to improve learning products, solutions and experiences has always been at the center of BYJU’S core values as it strives to help millions of students fall in love with learning.

In an effort to strengthen its tech vertical and further drive innovative and impactful learning experiences, BYJU’S announced the appointment of Mani Bansal and Maneesh Agrawal to lead key technology functions.  

Hyderabad-based tech leader Mani Bansal will take on the role of Vice-President, Engineering and will lead the Content Engineering platform across the group. He will be working closely with the BYJU’S Lab team to build AI/ML capabilities to set the benchmark for the future of personalized functional engineering teams to deliver world-class products for millions of customers globally. Bansal is an Amazon veteran with multiple leadership roles in global technology in both Amazon Prime and Amazon logistics and has a rich career spanning over two decades.

“I am thrilled to be joining the BYJU’S family and embark upon an exciting new journey of bringing tech-driven learning to students everywhere,” Bansal said, adding that as someone who grew up in a small town, he recognizes the immense power of education and looks forward to further building BYJU’S into a tech-first organization.

Coming with more than 22 years of experience, Maneesh Agrawal joins BYJU’S as Vice-President, Reliability, and Security & Cloud Engineering. With Data Security at the core of BYJU’S, Agrawal’s appointment will further accelerate the company’s investment in the area. Formerly with Adobe, Olacabs, InMobi, Yahoo and Indiamart, Agrawal has championed strategic thinking across design, implementation and operational excellence. He has delivered strategic vision across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Cloud efficiency.

“Education has the potential to transform the world and I am excited to be a part of BYJU’S endeavor to make it accessible, personalized and engaging for all. I look forward to capacity building and creating innovative learning environments for students around the world,” Agarwal said.

Both leaders will work on a group level towards catalyzing critical technologies to augment BYJU’S tech prowess and define the future of learning.

Welcoming Bansal and Agarwal to the team, Anil Goel, President – Technology, BYJU’S said, “We have a strong technology-driven culture, which is the first step towards innovation. It takes a team of highly-skilled and talented tech visionaries to build on current capabilities and find new opportunities. At BYJU’S, we are enriching our technology vertical by leveraging the vast pool of skilled technology talent in India and abroad, further enabling us to push boundaries, create value and build more impactful learning programs for students. I am thrilled to have Mani and Maneesh join us on this journey, helping us strengthen our innovation backbone and redefine learning for the next generation.”

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