Ashish Virmani of FreeCharge is now VP - marketing and categories, Simplilearn

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Marketing | September 07, 2016
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He joins Simplilearn from FreeCharge where he was associate vice president - marketing.

The global ed-tech company Simplilearn has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Ashish Virmani as vice-president - marketing and categories. He will focus on driving growth for the business through integrated plans across marketing and category functions.

Virmani comes with over 11 years of diversified experience across various start-ups and established FMCG brands. He joins Simplilearn from FreeCharge where he was associate vice president - marketing. Prior to that, he used to head offline marketing initiatives at Flipkart.

Ashish Virmani

Krishna Kumar

During his stint with, Virmani lead high-impact campaigns including 'Recharge nahiFreeCharge', and the recent integrated campaign #LoDoKhatamKaro during the IPL as co-sponsor. At Flipkart, he designed campaigns such as 'Shopping kanaya address', and 'Just Flipkart it'.

The appointment is the latest in a series of strategic hires by Simplilearn, aimed at building a strong leadership team for its growing presence in India, the US, and other markets.

Commenting on the appointment, Krishna Kumar, founder and CEO of Simplilearn, says, "At Simplilearn, we help train professionals worldwide and win in emerging technologies. These are exciting times for this space with rapid changes being driven by technologies such as big data, cloud, IoT, and others. We are happy to have (Ashish) Virmani on board. His experience in fast-growing companies will help us grow faster."

Virmani adds, "Simplilearn with its premium content, the best subject experts, and a diverse course catalogue is transforming the way professionals train and learn. In this digital age, the need for global citizens to upgrade their skills continuously is more acute than ever, and Simplilearn is perfectly poised to address this gap."

Simplilearn is a global provider of online training and certification courses. Courses include a variety of topics in the business, technology, and process management fields spanning big data, digital marketing, data science, and cloud computing. With over 400 courses offered, Simplilearn claims to have trained more than 500,000 professionals since its inception in April 2010.

It has a footprint in over 150 countries. Simplilearn's courses are recognised by more than 40 global training organisations including OMCP, Axelos, Peoplecert, and The Open Group.

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