Ishan is an entrepreneur, global executive & team builder who loves creating and scaling up businesses. He is driven by the idea of democratising access across various dimensions and has spent all his professional life doing so through his work in the areas of education, finance & information.
Ishan is currently the Global Head of Operations at Udacity. In this capacity, he is responsible for driving successful outcomes for customers worldwide and across consumer, enterprise and government channels. Prior to heading global operations, Ishan built Udacity’s India business from the ground up.
Before joining Udacity, Ishan was VP of Services in the e-commerce division of Paytm, India’s largest fintech company. He was Founder & CEO of EduKart.com, which became India's largest education marketplace in only five years before it was acqui-hired by Paytm. He was also the first growth evangelist for Facebook in India. While still an undergraduate student, Ishan founded his first company delivering offline technology trainings across India and is a published co-author of a book on demystifying entrepreneurship.
Ishan earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Delhi and a MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
He has spoken on topics such as business, leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and education at many prestigious forums across the world. He is also a regular writer in leading publications of India and featured on prominent news channels.