EI Appoints CEO Srini Raghavan
By Sumir Singh
Educational Initiatives (EI) has appointed Srinivasan (Srini) Raghavan as their CEO. Founding Managing Director Sridhar Rajagopalan will take on the role of Executive Vice Chairman. Srini Raghavan is a respected technology strategist with vast leadership experience in building teams, business development, operations, growth management, change management and process improvement.
Srini Raghavan (pictured above in a classroom) served as Managing Director in large corporates like Bally Technologies and Manhattan Associates following earlier stints at Cadence Design Systems and Pepsi. Srini started his career in the Indian Army where he served for six years and had the experience of operational as well as ceremonial duties.
Speaking about the development, EI co-founder Sridhar Rajagopalan said: “We are very happy to welcome Srini to EI. One of EI’s missions has been to bring in the best professionals in the world to work in a meaningful sector like education, focusing not just on growth or profitability but on making a genuine impact on student learning. Srini’s coming in as CEO will allow me to focus more on the research and product development aspects of EI’s work and helping build a new Science of Learning.”
Established in 2001 by three IIM Ahmedabad alumni, EI is a hugely successful assessments and adaptive learning provider. Its products ASSET, Mindspark and Detailed Assessment are used by over 350,000 students from 1500 schools across India and abroad annually. EI also partners with State governments and international Foundations to conduct large scale assessments for government schools.