Educational Initiatives appoints Poornima S P as its Vice President of Human Resources
Seasoned HR professional to drive operational excellence with a strong foundation of best-in-class people practices
National, December 01, 2020: Educational Initiatives (EI), India’s leading edtech company, announced the appointment of Poornima S P as its Vice President of Human Resources.
As part of the senior management team of Educational Initiatives, Poornima will be responsible to design and implement holistic HR policies to meet short & long-term business requirements, focusing on talent management and development, managerial and leadership capability development, and domain-oriented expertise. An alumnus of IIM Bangalore and XLRI Jamshedpur, Poornima specialises in Talent Attraction, Talent Management and Employee Engagement.
A large part of Poornima’s career spanning over two decades, was with Tejas Networks focusing on organisation effectiveness, operational excellence, and driving HR programmes. Poornima’s earlier stints were with Cisco and Intuit in their formative years in India. Prior to joining EI, Poornima worked as a Senior HR Consultant with Rapido.
Speaking on Poornima’s appointment, Srini Raghavan, Co-Founder and CEO, Educational Initiatives said, ‘’I am pleased to welcome Poornima as part of our senior management team. Poornima’s extensive expertise in the human resources domain will play a critical role in shaping EI’s 21st Century culture mindset and establishing a strong foundation to drive productivity through effective resource planning. I look forward to Poornima strengthening the people strategy at EI as we continue to position ourselves to lead an exciting industry transformation.”
Commenting on her new role, Poornima said, “Educational Initiatives is a pioneer in the edtech sector and I am excited to work with a highly committed team. I am eager to build a strong pipeline of inspired and passionate individuals capable of supporting the demanding and ever evolving dynamics of the K-12 business ecosystem.”
As a leader in the K-12 education space, EI leverages cutting-edge research along with tech-based solutions to revolutionise the way children learn. Poornima’s hiring will further help EI fulfil its vision of creating a world where children everywhere learn with understanding.
About Educational Initiatives (EI)
Educational Initiatives (EI) is an edtech company that leverages the twin levers of cutting-edge research and technology-based solutions approach to revolutionise how children engaged in the K-12 education space learn. Our vision is to create a world in which children everywhere learn with understanding. Our goal is to reach a multitude of children across different strata of society, irrespective of the kind of education they are receiving today or the curriculum they are following. We achieve this goal by building products that focus on diagnostic assessment and personalised learning. Our platforms cull relevant and customised intelligence from over five billion data points to deliver content in the form of questions, activities, games and videos to assess students‘ learning levels and provide explanations, feedback and learning inputs for all stakeholders. This data treasure has been built over two decades and is one-of-its-kind in the education industry.
We believe in a scientific approach to conceptualising, designing and building our products. This stems from a dream to discover SCIENCE OF LEARNING that can systematically be made available to teachers. EI's mission is to build this ‘Science of Learning’ which provides a repository of data and techniques that can be used by teachers to help children learn better - a big improvement over today's situation where teachers struggle alone to help students learn. EI's work on assessment and learning has already helped create banks of misconceptions, common student errors and the like and these are being shared as usable insights.