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BYJU’S appoints Pradip Kanakia as Senior Advisor; Nitin Golani gets additional role as Chief Finance Officer



BYJU’S has revealed changes in its finance department’s leadership. The edtech major has brought Pradip Kanakia on board as a Senior Advisor. The current Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ajay Goel, will be returning to his former organization, Vedanta. His transition will take place after he completes the necessary formalities for the FY22 audit.

Pradip Kanakia brings vast experience from a prominent career of over 35 years and has held leadership positions at Price Waterhouse and KPMG. He has led audits for prestigious Indian and multinational companies with expertise in finance strategy, transformation, performance management, accounting, auditing, reporting, controls, compliance, and governance.

Furthermore, Nitin Golani, presently serving as the President of Finance, will take on the additional role of India Chief Finance Officer (CFO). He 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.