CollegeDekho appoints Tarun Aggarwal as CBO

With over two decades of experience, Tarun Aggarwal has worked across India Inc including Infoedge, Tech Mahindra and HCL, where he has executed functions like sales, business development and operations.

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NEW DELHI: Education technology startup CollegeDekho has appointed Tarun Aggarwal as the Chief Business Officer (CBO). In his new role, Aggarwal will be responsible for leading new initiatives for CollegeDekho and spearhead the next phase of growth and expansion, said a release.

With over two decades of experience, Aggarwal has worked across India Inc including Infoedge, Tech Mahindra and HCL, where he has executed functions like sales, business development and operations.

A business strategy expert, Aggarwal completed his engineering from the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology and has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. Prior to joining CollegeDekho, Aggarwal was partner and business head at RoundGlass, where he piloted a digital marketing service specifically aimed at the needs of the development sector and conceptualized an offering to help social organizations with Corporate Giving (including CSR funds) and employee engagement base.


Ruchir Arora, Co-Founder and CEO, CollegeDekho said “We are happy to have Aggarwal onboard. He is an accomplished industry leader with deep strategy, operations and business development expertise. In addition, he has witnessed the fast growth and transformation of the internet space over the last decade. Now that the education technology (EdTech) sector is also undergoing similar rapid changes and massive digital transformation, CollegeDekho has got him at the right time to lend his expertise.”

Commenting on his new role Aggarwal said “I look forward to guide the company as it works to realize it’s objective to institutionalize students’ counselling in India.

CollegeDekho has recently raised $8 million in its Series B funding led by existing investors GirnarSoft, London based Man Capital and others. The funds are being used for expansion, research, product development, technology. As a part of the growth strategy, in the month of July, CollegeDekho acquired Delhi based student’s guidance overseas business - Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS) for an undisclosed amount.
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