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Newton School appoints two senior executives to strengthen market leadership


Newton School appoints two senior executives to strengthen market leadership


Newton School, pioneering EdTech platform building futuristic AI-powered neo-university, has made 2 key appointments in their senior leadership team including Prashant Kohli as Senior Director Marketing and Paridhi Agarwal as Assistant Vice President-Business. The duo will have a substantial role to add to neo university’s ongoing endeavours to expand Newton’s operations on a national scale and to strengthen its market leadership.

Paridhi comes with hands-on experience of 14 years across business management roles. In her previous six year long stint as a Director at Flipkart, she specialized in lifestyle categories and took charge of leading category teams. She successfully established businesses in areas such as makeup & fragrances, kids’ clothing, and women’s western wear. Prior to Flipkart, Agarwal was associated with UNILEVER where she played a major role in boosting revenue within the skin care portfolio across both General Trade and Modern Trade. In her new role at Newton School, Paridhi will be heading the Data Science department with a team of 100 people. Some of her key responsibility areas (KRAs) will include driving growth and customer experience through outcome based learning.

Prashant on the other hand is an Engineer turned Marketeer with 14 odd years of experience across sectors like Consumer Tech, Consumer Internet, FMCG, Media & Advertising, Pet-care, Hospitality, AlcoBev, Travel & Lifestyle amongst others. Driven by a growth framework focusing on People, Strategy & Learning, Kohli has built and managed teams in his last stint as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Wiggles where he was responsible for growth of the brand across multiple product and service verticals in pet healthcare. A certified design thinker, Prashant strives for a balance between creative & analytical thinking while ensuring people are at the center of every problem-solving statement. In his new role at Newton School, Prashant will be responsible for brand building and driving growth tapping into his marketing experience.

Commenting on the announcement, Paridhi Agarwal, Assistant Vice President, Business, Newton School, said “As I join Newton School, I am reminded of my transformative journey at IIM Lucknow, that has shaped not just my career but my character. Newton’s vision reflects my journey and in this new chapter, I am committed to bridging the gap between learners and the ever-evolving industry demands. Our mission is to craft an exceptional educational experience that is not only enriching but also empowering.”

Prashant Kohli, Senior Director Marketing, said, “I am excited to be a core part of Newton School and contribute to their transformational journey. The role is a unique opportunity considering the strong push that the Indian government is giving to technology as an enabler in almost every sector of the economy. This positions us strongly to build an education brand that creates tech-leaders who can impact various industries at scale. Newton School is focussed on delivering exceptional, highly relevant, application oriented education that creates great outcomes for both students and society at large. And I am looking forward to strengthening the brand further by partnering with internal & external stakeholders in the ecosystem.”

The two in their respective roles will help Newton scale to newer heights. Newton School has become a prominent institute and the go to choice of students for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science by constantly offering industry relevant and high quality education. Today, new age technologies like AI and ML have become an integral part of our lives and to fulfil the evolving demands of the industry, Newton is focused on bridging the gap between traditional education and industry demands.

Siddharth Maheshwari, Co-founder of Newton School, commented, “We are thrilled to have Prashant and Paridhi join our team and eagerly anticipate their contributions in maximising the potential of Newton School’s pioneering position. Education plays a significant role in nation-building and has a profound effect on the lives of students; we intend to actively contribute to the development of the appropriate talent pool for the nation. Under Prashant and Paridhi’s able leadership,  exceptional academic prowess, and industry experience I am confident Newton School will continue to thrive as a hub of developing next gen leaders of the nation.”


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