CollegeDekho Appoints Abhinav Upadhyay As CMO

Upadhyay will be responsible for all areas of brand and product marketing, as well as leading the company's next chapter of growth through innovation and transformative efforts across its entire product and service portfolio

Abhinav Upadhyay has been named Chief Marketing Officer of CollegeDekho. 

Abhinav Upadhyay, a Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA) alumnus, has led enterprises and brands across multiple industries for nearly two decades. He has built and scaled numerous products and offerings while providing transformational leadership across Brands, Products, Services, and Cultures in industries such as Telecom, Global Remittances, Foreign Exchange, Prepaid Cards, Payments, Online Forex, Education, and Edtech. Niti Ayog also appointed Abhinav as a Mentor of Change for the Atal Innovation Mission, where he would mentor students across India.

Ruchir Arora, Co-Founder and CEO of CollegeDekho says, “We are delighted to welcome Abhinav to CollegeDekho. He comes with a diverse experience in leading marketing & innovation across a range of various industries and had his own entrepreneurial stint as a start-up leader. We are confident that his expertise in marketing & growth and vast knowledge of the Indian consumer will help us take CollegeDekho to newer heights. His profound ability for product innovation and brand building will be crucial in CollegeDekho making a quantum leap in the future”

Upadhyay has nearly two decades of leadership experience in leading Indian and worldwide corporations such as the Tata Group, Western Union, Thomas Cook, Zee Group, and Talentedge, where he was in charge of product creation, brand management, and marketing.

Abhinav Upadhyay, Chief Marketing Officer - CollegeDekho shares, “The opportunity to build a powerful brand and business in the education sector in India is truly amazing. I am delighted to partner with Ruchir, Saurabh and Rohit along with the entire CollegeDekho team in their mission of building the CollegeDekho as the largest, most loved and respected student guidance ecosystem from India. To enable more and more Indian students to fulfil their dreams truly excites me and I’m extremely thrilled about driving transformative growth for CollegeDekho as well as for myself.”

He has also been a food and sustainability entrepreneur, working with farmers and customers alike, as well as a marketing, growth, sales, products, and innovation consultant for many firms. He's also spoken at a number of marketing conferences and writes about marketing, technology, startups, growth, and all things innovative for a variety of publications.