Emeritus appoints Ganesh S. as Global CHRO

Mumbai : Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world, has elevated Ganesh S. as its Global Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO). In his new role, Ganesh S. will be responsible for all aspects of Emeritus’ employee and workplace operations, talent management, pay and benefits, global recruiting, as well as continue to lead Emeritus’ response to the impact of Covid-19 on its workforce. Ganesh’s appointment comes at a time when Emeritus is scaling and growing rapidly across the globe to support the vital need to upskill and reskill the workforce across all sectors coming out of the pandemic.

Under Ganesh’s tenure of two and a half years at Emeritus, the team has grown extensively doubling the overall team size in the last 12 months. Ganesh is also responsible for leading the development of innovative initiatives including the launch of Emeritus’ Instructional Design Academy, a training program to cultivate talent and create career opportunities to bridge the gap between those who want to join the online learning revolution and the dearth of professional training available in India.

“Ganesh has played an instrumental role in building our HR team and we are thrilled to have him join our executive team in this critical role for our business”, said Ashwin Damera, Co-Founder & CEO, Emeritus. “His extensive knowledge and expertise in setting up and managing global teams and driving cultural transformation initiatives across geographies is a huge asset as we continue to grow rapidly.”

Ganesh is a senior Human Resource leader who is passionate about building sustainable institutions and transforming mission driven organizations. With close to 20 years of HR experience across diverse industries like BFSI, Telecom and Edtech, Ganesh brings extensive knowledge across the HR spectrum ranging from complex end-to-end HR strategy development, driving key talent decisions, embedded organisational values, regional compliances and culture transformation journey. Prior to joining Emeritus, Ganesh worked with corporates including Citi, HSBC Bank Ltd and Bharti Airtel Limited. Ganesh holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Xavier’s Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (Bangalore).

“Our mission of making high quality education accessible and affordable has been central to what we do all day, every day at Emeritus. Over the past 2 and a half years, I have had the honour of working with A+ talent as we build and grow the business to achieve this mission, ” said Ganesh S. “I look forward to continuing to help Emeritus scale its impact, while supporting and growing our incredible team of talent around the world.”

Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values to Emeritus, and the company recently achieved a milestone of 50% female, 49% male and 1% non-binary team members. In India alone, Emeritus has hired close to 1,000 team members, and developed comprehensive initiatives to support employees and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic from vaccine drives to enhanced benefits and insurance coverage.