Ananya Tripathi, the CEO of the online teaching company WhiteHat Jr., is purportedly leaving and has consequently announced her resignation from the BYJU’s fully-owned subsidiary.WhiteHat Jr was created with the sole purpose of enabling children to use technology as creators rather than consumers.
Moneycontrol reports that Tripathi’s resignation, which comes after that of Himanshu Bajaj, Mukut Deepak, and Chief Business Officer Prathushya Agarwal, is the most recent senior-level departure from the financially troubled BYJU’s.
Moneycontrol claims that BYJU’s has not formally accepted her departure and that there are ongoing efforts to persuade her to stay. She graduated from McKinskey and has been on maternity leave since May, according to the story.
Tripathi, who joins from KKR Capstone where she most recently held the position of Managing Director, previously spent four years as the Chief Strategy Officer at Myntra.
Since returning to the troubled edtech behemoth in July to take over as its international operations leader, Arjun Mohan has been helping the WhiteHat team during Tripathi’s absence.
The Karan Bajaj-founded code learning platform was acquired by Bengaluru-based India’s most valuable startup in August 2020 for a cash payment of $300 million (about Rs. 2500 crore).
Bajaj remained CEO of WhiteHat Jr. until August 2021, when he stepped down. Trupti Mukker, the executive of BYJU’s, succeeded him, then Tripathi took over from her.