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Soumya Purkayastha + Aakash Educational Services CBO

Aakash Educational Services appoints Purkayastha as CBO

September 6, 2019

Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL), the national leader in test preparatory services, has appointed Mr. Soumya Kanti Purkayastha as Chief Business Officer (CBO).  At Aakash he will be responsible for enabling an end-to-end transformation of the Classroom based and Distance Learning business at Aakash. Soumya will also be working towards fulfilling the organization’s vision of transforming the learning process across the test preparation spectrum, through the use of innovative methodologies as well as identifying new markets and opportunities.

A business leader with 30 years of experience spread over India, Middle East and Africa, Soumya has worked across many industries and sectors. He has been focused in the field of Education and Training for the last 20 years especially in the area of Technology aided Learning. An alumnus of the prestigious IIM-Ahmedabad, Soumya has also done his Executive Education from the Harvard Business School.

Commenting on the appointment of Soumya Kanti Purkayastha, Mr Aakash Chaudhry, Co-Promoter & CEO at Aakash Educational Services Ltd. and Founder & Trustee at Plaksha University, said, “We are happy to have Soumya on board. As Aakash Educational Services grows, we will greatly benefit from his experience and expertise in the education sector. We are certain that his rich experience will go a long way in contributing to the growth of the company.”

Elated with his appointment, Mr Soumya Kanti Purkayastha, CBO, AESL said: “Having been associated with the Education sector since the last 20 years, I continue to be very excited by the prospects in the sector and now having joined Aakash Educational Services, I now can assist parents in fulfilling their dreams about their children and help the children in reaching their full potential.”

Prior to joining Aakash, Soumya has previously worked with Berkeley HealthEDU, Educomp Solutions, Educomp Global, Edulearn, Wizlearn, Eicher among other companies.

Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL) provides comprehensive test preparatory services for students preparing for medical and engineering entrance examinations, school/board exams and competitive exams such as NTSE, KVPY, and Olympiads.  AESL believes that the “Aakash” brand is associated with quality coaching and a proven student selection track record in various medical and engineering entrance examinations. 

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