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Unacademy Appoints Sandhydeep Purri As Its New Chief People Officer

She was earlier the chief people officer at Sapphire Foods, overseeing HR strategies for brands like Pizza Hut and KFC

Unacademy Appoints Sandhydeep Purri As Its New Chief People Officer
Sandhydeep Purri, chief people officer, Unacademy

Outlook Start-Up Desk

POSTED ON November 01, 2023 10:15 PM

Learning platform Unacademy has appointed Sandhydeep Purri as its chief people officer. Having worked in manufacturing, media and entertainment, consulting, information technology, retail, and various other sectors, Sandhydeep has operated globally, with contributions in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America markets.

She was earlier the chief people officer at Sapphire Foods, overseeing HR strategies for brands like Pizza Hut and KFC. Before that, she was responsible for organization development and organization effectiveness initiatives across the Aditya Birla Group’s Retail Sector that included Aditya Birla Retail (now More Retail), Pantaloons Fashion Retail and Madura Fashion and Garments, including stores and non-store facilities.

Commenting on her appointment, she said, "I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Unacademy and driving transformative business initiatives that will contribute to the company's continued growth and success through the people charter."

"We are excited to have Sandhydeep Purri on board as our Chief People Officer,” said Gaurav Munjal, co-founder and CEO of Unacademy. “Her extensive experience and expertise promise to amplify our mission and will be invaluable as we expand our team and scale up as an organisation. Her leadership will undoubtedly be pivotal in cultivating talent and championing a culture of innovation and progress at Unacademy."

Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, and Roman Saini founded Unacademy in 2015. Starting as a YouTube channel, the learning platform has a network of over 91,000 registered educators and over 99 million learners. Imparting education to learners across 10,000 cities in over 14 Indian languages, Unacademy Group comprises Unacademy, Graphy, UnacademyX, NextLevel, and Prepladder.

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