upGrad KnowledgeHut appoints Swati Topno as Director of Human Resources

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National, April 13, 2022 — upGrad KnowledgeHut, Bangalore-based technology skilling providerand a part of Asia’s Higher Edtech major, upGrad, announced the appointment of Swati Topno as Director of Human Resources. She comes with a wide spectrum of knowledge with over 15 years of experience in the field of Human Resources.

In her new role at KnowledgeHut, Swati would primarily focus on implementing the company’s people strategy, building capability for expansion, resourcing, talent development, and enabling culture frameworks that build KnowledgeHut as an Employer of Choice.

Having started her professional journey in 2005 with Haldex India Ltd, her previous assignment was with Infinity Learn by Sri Chaitanya group of colleges as the Head of Human Resources. Swati’s body of work also includes a successful tenure with Flipkart, Deloitte, Capgemini India, Pepsico India and Haldex India.

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Commenting on the appointment, Subramanyam Reddy, CEO and Founder, upGrad KnowledgeHut said, “We are delighted and welcome Swati to the KnowledgeHut team as the Director of Human Resources. As a high growth ed-tech startup, we are rapidly scaling our business, expanding the platform and enhancing the consumer experience. Hiring the right talent and engaging them effectively will play an important role in our mission to power the growth of KnowledgeHut. Swati’s diverse experience spanning geographies will help us scale our business agenda further while constructing a talent framework.”

Expressing her delight, Swati Topno, Director of Human Resources, upGrad KnowledgeHut said, “It is indeed exciting to be a part of KnowledgeHut. The scale and scope of the potential market is yet to be tapped and presents us with an opportunity to build a strong ecosystem. I look forward to working closely with the founders and the leadership team to prioritize profitability and build a credible employee value proposition that contribute to the larger vision of the company.”

Having pursued her MBA in HR from SIBM, Pune, Swati comes with an enriched experience in varied roles pertaining to the industry. Her areas of expertise include employee engagement, recruitment, training and development planning and executing, vendor management, performance management, talent development initiatives as competency mapping and HiPot framework. Through her stints, she has acquired fundamental skills as stakeholder management for India as well as cross-border clients, team management, managing difficult conversations and data analytics.

About upGrad KnowledgeHut: UpGradKnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech platform, equipping the world’s workforce with the skills of the future via outcome-based immersive learning. A trusted skills transformation partner to over 250,000 professionals and 1200+ enterprises in over 100 countries, that organizations and individuals count on to innovate faster and create progress. Leveraging a state-of-the-art immersive learning experience platform, UGKH is disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with scalable tech-driven solutions to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes. Whether you’re looking to develop capabilities in Software Development, IT Service Management, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning / AI or Data Science, upGrad KnowledgeHut is your learning partner of choice.

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About upGrad:

upGrad, started in 2015, is a pioneer in the online education revolution, focused on powering career success for a global workforce of over 1.3 billion. 

It is one of the few Integrated Lifelong Learning Tech Companies in the world – spanning the college learner to the working professional from the age group of 18-50 years and across Undergrad courses, Campus and Job-Linked Programs, Studying Abroad, Short-form to Executive programs to Degrees, Masters and Doctorate – with a learner base of over 2 million across 100 countries, and over 300 University partners and a robust Enterprise business with a client base of 1000 companies worldwide.

upGrad’s Global Learning Engine rests on four pillars: (a) its large repository of original & owned content and IP (b) its own best-in-class proprietary tech platform (c) its high touch human-led delivery service backed by coaches and mentors (d) an 85% course completion track record, backed by a further 80% career outcomes guaranteed performance. 

Already termed Asia’s higher EdTech leader, it has offices in the UK, US, Middle East, India, Singapore & Vietnam and presence in many more countries.

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