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Centum Learning Appoints Rajeev Vasudeva Its Chairman

Skill development, corporate and vocational training space Centum Learning Limited on Monday appointed Rajeev Vasudeva as its Chairman. He would also be a major investor acquiring around 20 percent equity stake in Centum.

Vasudeva is also the former global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Egon Zehnder, a global executive search firm. The existing shareholders of Bharti Group will stay fully committed to Centum for its future growth.

“With India emerging as one of the youngest working populations, skill development has emerged as a key enabler for India’s economic growth. In the midst of such exciting times for the skilling industry, I feel privileged to be able to contribute my expertise and experience in a meaningful way at Centum,” said Rajeev Vasudeva.

In India, Centum has set up Centum WorkSkills India in partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to enhance skills of youth across the country.

Currently, it operates over 130 skilling centers to impart training in multiple sectors like retail, automobile, hospitality, health care, building and construction, telecom and beauty and wellness, etc.

“I am confident that his global expertise in the areas of assessment, leadership development and recruitment combined with his trusted relationships with Boards and CEOs around the world and in India will be of tremendous benefit in achieving Centum’s aspirations of being a leading player in bridging the global gap between ‘availability’and employability,” said Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises.―The Hindu Business Line

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