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Unacademy appoints Sandhydeep Purri as its new Chief People Officer

Sandhydeep is a strategic HR leader with 25 years of experience in driving business growth and transformation through people & culture


Unacademy, India’s largest learning platform*, today announced the appointment of Sandhydeep Purri as the Chief People Officer. Sandhydeep is a seasoned HR professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in leadership roles across diverse industries and geographies. She has a proven track record of keeping the people charter at the centre while driving large-scale changes that transform businesses.

Before joining Unacademy, Sandhydeep held the position of Chief People Officer at Sapphire Foods, overseeing HR strategies for brands like Pizza Hut and KFC. Prior to Sapphire Foods, she was responsible for organization development and organization effectiveness initiatives across the Aditya Birla Group’s Retail Sector that included, Aditya Birla Retail (now More Retail), Pantaloons Fashion Retail and Madura Fashion and Garments, including stores and Non-Store facilities.

Sandhydeep brings a wealth of expertise to Unacademy, having worked in Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, Consulting, Information Technology, Retail, and various other sectors. Her versatile career has seen her operate on the global stage, with notable contributions in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America markets.

Commenting on her appointment, Sandhydeep Purri said, “I am thrilled to join Unacademy and be part of an organization that is making a profound impact on education in India. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Unacademy and driving transformative business initiatives that will contribute to the company’s continued growth and success through the people charter.”

“We are excited to have Sandhydeep Purri on board as our Chief People Officer,” said Gaurav Munjal, Co-founder and CEO, Unacademy. “Her extensive experience and expertise promises to amplify our mission and will be invaluable as we continue to expand our team and scale up as an organisation. Her leadership will undoubtedly be pivotal in cultivating talent and championing a culture of innovation and progress at Unacademy.”

Sandhydeep Purri’s appointment is a significant milestone for Unacademy, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact her leadership will have on the organisation as it continues to shape the future of education.

About Unacademy Group

Unacademy was founded by Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, and Roman Saini in 2015. Started as a YouTube channel by Gaurav Munjal in 2010, Unacademy is India’s largest learning platform with a growing network of 91,000+ registered Educators and over 99 million Learners. With education being imparted in over 14 Indian languages to Learners across 10,000 cities, Unacademy is changing the way India learns. Unacademy Group comprises Unacademy, Graphy, UnacademyX, NextLevel, and Prepladder.

*Source: The Indian Edtech Story: Q1 2022 Round-Up by Markelytics

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