BYJU’S Make Changes In Leadership Roles, Nitin Golani To Be New CFO

BYJU’S Make Changes In Leadership Roles, Nitin Golani To Be New CFO

Ajay Goel, the incumbent CFO, who is returning to Vedanta Ltd, said, "I thank the founders and colleagues at BYJU’S for helping me assemble the FY22 audit in three months.

FPJ Education DeskUpdated: Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 04:21 PM IST
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BYJU’S Make Changes In Leadership Roles | Image: Byju's (Representative)

EdTech company BYJU’S today announced new leadership in its finance function with the appointment of industry veteran Pradip Kanakia as the senior advisor and Nitin Golani, who is currently the President - Finance assume additional responsibility as India Chief Finance Officer (CFO).

According to a press release by the Ed-tech giant, Ajay Goel will be returning to Vedanta. On his short stint of less than a year at the company, Goel said, "I thank the founders and colleagues at BYJU’S for helping me assemble the FY22 audit in three months. I appreciate the support received during a short but impactful stint at BYJU’S."

Goel transition will happen after completing the formalities of the FY22 audit.

Pradip Kanakia has led audits for prestigious Indian and multinational companies with expertise in finance strategy, transformation, performance management, accounting, auditing, reporting, controls, compliance, and governance.

The new India CFO and President - Finance, Nitin Golani, was previously the Chief Strategy Officer at Aakash Education. He played a crucial role in Byju’s $1 billion acquisition of Aakash in 2021 and moved into an operating role at Aakash post-acquisition.

Nitin, a chartered accountant, began his career at Grant Thornton Bharat and has held roles at MetLife and Accenture Strategy. Nitin will work closely with the board, founders and senior leadership on strategy development, capital planning, and financial analysis.

Founders Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath were confident about the new team, saying, "Their experience, understanding and insights on business and finance will help us in our ongoing turnaround efforts."

On Goel's significant contributions during his tenure as CFO the founders added, "We sincerely appreciate Ajay’s efforts and accomplishments in a short period. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours."

Nitin Golani said he would take up the new role alongside a dedicated team. "I am committed to ensuring that BYJU’S growth is robust and sustainable. My endeavour now is to maximise shareholder value by optimising financial performance," he added.

Pradip Kanakia said, "I look forward to working with the Founders, Advisory Council and Nitin in navigating the transformation process at the company."

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