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Gurmit Singh, former MD of Yahoo! India, to work as a consultant with betterU

Singh, through his firm DAUWAU, has entered into a consulting arrangement with betterU.

betterU, a global education-to-employment platform, announced that Gurmit Singh will provide consultancy services to betterU. Singh will work closely with betterU's team to support the company’s efforts in providing access to education across India.

Gurmit Singh, former MD of Yahoo! India, to work as a consultant with betterU

Gurmit Singh

Speaking to afaqs! Singh said, “I have had a keen interest in education and EdTech business. I also think that media + technology are great drivers to make education accessible to all. Through my consulting firm DAUWAU, I have entered into a consulting arrangement with betterU to grow their India business.”

Singh has over 20 years of experience. Before starting his consulting firm, Singh worked with Yahoo! India as managing director. Prior to this, he served as the chief executive officer of Forbes India at Network 18. He has also held many leadership roles while working with a number of companies such as Sony Music, Hindustan Times, India Today Group, Marico Industries and Network 18.

Online education in India continues to grow at an exponential rate and according to a report by Google and KPMG, by 2021 the Indian online learning market will reach close to $2 billion in revenues. UNESCO stated that by 2030 there will be a shortage of over 65 million teachers globally. This will have a significant impact on the world’s ability to provide access to quality education unless the world’s educators come together to solve this problem.

“betterU has been focused on this problem for many years and I was thrilled that someone with Gurmit’s (Singh) experience saw the value in what we have been building for India. My team and I are looking forward to working with Gurmit and advancing betterU’s nation efforts in India,” says Brad Loiselle, president and CEO, betterU.