FIX & REPLACE BYJU Strengthens Leadership Team As Part of North American Expansion



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Global leader in personalized learning announces three new strategic hires and a promotion within its management team to consolidate the international expansion of the company

BYJU’S, the global leader in education technology, today announces major developments to its leadership team, including the appointment of Prateek Ranjan as Country Director and General Manager (GM) of BYJU’S FutureSchool for America North, promoting Sajid Shariff to Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Growth, and adding two executives to its global team, Aaron Kornblum as FutureSchool General Counsel of BYJU and JP Schuerman in as public relations and communications manager for BYJU’s international expansion.

All senior management developments are announced in the wake of BYJU’s recent expansion into the North American market, which includes the recent acquisitions of Osmo, the company that is building a universe of hands-on gaming experiences, Epic, the leading digital reading platform and Tynker, the world’s best K-12 creative coding platform.

With the intention of pursuing its goals in this new and growing market, BYJU’S has made these strategic hires and promotions of senior executives to help expand its global leadership team. Together, the four bring decades of experience in consumer and home technology.

  • Prateek Ranjan will serve as Country Manager and General Manager for North America, where he will continue to make the brand the preferred destination for further learning. In this new role, Ranjan will build and establish a short and long term strategy for the company to generate sustainable and exponential growth in North America, and plans to hire and develop the best talent in all areas of the business. work to deliver the best customer experience through the customer journey. Ranjan brings over a decade of experience to BYJU’S FutureSchool and was responsible for the international and global expansion of Amazon and Facebook before joining BYJU’S.
  • Sajid Shariff will serve as Senior Vice President, Global Growth after serving as Head of North America at BYJU’s FutureSchool, the world’s fastest growing electronics technology company. Shariff will oversee the company’s growth functions in its nine global markets, ensuring the company is focused on sustainable growth, supported by a strong business economy. Prior to joining BYJU’s FutureSchool, Shariff was Head of Flagship Markets for OYO, the world’s fastest growing hospitality company. There he led the company’s growth in urban markets after a successful rapid expansion in the western United States. Prior to OYO, he was a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group and Director and Chief of Staff at Sears. He is an engineer from IIT Bombay and a graduate of Stanford University.
  • Aaron Kornblum will be BYJU’S FutureSchool’s first global general counsel, responsible for leading the company’s legal, regulatory and compliance matters. Kornblum brings more than two decades of legal experience in consumer online services at companies such as Microsoft, Improbable and Bungie. During 14 years at Microsoft, Kornblum held senior legal and technical roles, and was appointed to Puget Sound Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list for its commercial and civic leadership. Kornblum began his legal career in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (“JAG”) corps, serving as a military lawyer in the United States, Europe and Southwest Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from Univ. from Wisconsin Law School.
  • JP Schuerman will lead BYJU’s global expansion communication efforts with a mission to establish the company as a well-known international brand. As a seasoned communications practitioner with over 20 years of experience, Schuerman brings a vast amount of knowledge as well as experience both in agency and in-house. Most recently, Schuerman served as Global Communications Manager for Riot Games, where he managed the rebranding of Riot Games and the subsequent launch of several new game titles and a TV show in over 50 countries. .

“We are delighted to launch our world-class learning platform in the United States and to announce the arrival of four such strong leaders,” said Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO of BYJU’S. “This marks the start of our long-term investment in education in the Americas and beyond, and each of them brings unique expertise in their respective fields. I can’t wait to see the vital role they will play in helping BYJU’S become a trusted tool for students around the world.

BYJU’S has created a range of innovative solutions that empower children to express their natural desire to learn and create. Today, the company’s educational technology is loved and trusted by more than 100 million students around the world. In 2021, BYJU’S expanded its global presence beyond India and the United States to new markets including Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand . Learn more about BYJU on

About BYJU

Launched in 2015, BYJU’S is the global leader in personalized learning and is loved by 100 million students around the world. Founded by Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath, BYJU’S was created to unleash the love of learning for K-12 students. By seamlessly and actively blending the real world and digital play, BYJU’S has created an opportunity for people to learn at their own pace and style with the support of an empowering network of over 11,000 global educators. The company paves the way for new age learning tools, independent of geography, which sit at the crossroads of mobile and interactive content and personalized learning methodologies.


BYJU’S FutureSchool is an interactive learning platform that offers educational coding, math, and music programs designed for students ages 6-18. Through the platform, students receive personalized attention with live access to a teacher in an individual setting, as well as engaging hands-on activities. BYJU’S FutureSchool’s mission is to help students become creators and move from passive to active learning by combining real-time feedback with lessons that generate creative results. Part of BYJU’S, the world’s largest education technology company, BYJU’S FutureSchool seeks to help students unleash their love for learning through creative and engaging hands-on activities, teachers, technology and content. first class. In 2021, BYJU’S FutureSchool expanded its global presence beyond India and the United States to new markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Zealand. BYJU’s FutureSchool currently has over one million students enrolled in the United States. Learn more at



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