Ep 160: Sub-4 Hours Marathon with Mayank Kumar, Co-Founder & MD at UpGrad
In this episode, we have Mayank Kumar, who is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of UpGrad. Mayank recently completed a sub-4 hours marathon, with a timing of 3:59:52. Vikas and Mayank discuss his fitness journey, how running motivates his leadership and alot more in this episode.
Mayank Kumar, a luminary in education and a seasoned entrepreneur, spearheads the EdTech transformation in India as the Co-founder & MD of upGrad, an integrated learning and workforce development powerhouse with over 10 million learners globally. With a career deeply rooted in education, Mayank served as VP – Education at Bertelsmann, overseeing multimillion-dollar investments. His strategic insights also flourished at The Parthenon Group, advising on market potential and contributing to billion-dollar deals in the education sector. Instrumental in upGrad’s success, Mayank’s impactful leadership earned the company prestigious rankings in high-growth lists, cementing his status as a dynamic achiever and a key player in shaping the future of education in India. Recognized as a ‘Forty under 40’ achiever and awarded the ‘Personality of the Year’ at the FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards 2022, Mayank’s influence extends far beyond the boardroom, reaching the pinnacle of self-made entrepreneurs in the country.
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale, and Reliance before coming up with the idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
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LinkedIn: Vikas Singh