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Allen bolsters leadership with Abha Maheshwari joining from Meta

Abha joins from Meta to lead Allen’s digital and technology teams in Bengaluru

Allen Career Institute Private Limited (“Allen Career Institute” or “Allen”), India’s pioneering education company, has announced the appointment of Abha Maheshwari as Chief Executive Officer, Allen Digital. Abha brings over twenty years of experience in product management, growth and partnerships in consumer technology. She will build and lead Allen’s digital and technology teams in Bengaluru creating digital-first products for enhancing delivery of outcome-based learning to students.

Abha previously served as a Director and Head of Commerce & Payments, Product Partnerships for India at Meta in their San Francisco office. She led strategy, product development and execution of commerce platform integrations and scaled it to a global program. She was also part of the core leadership team that built and scaled Facebook’s Ads developer ecosystem to a multi-billion-dollar program.

Nitin Kukreja, CEO, Allen Career Institute, said, “We are excited to have Abha join us to lead our digital initiatives. Her expertise in product management, growth, and partnerships in global consumer technology companies will help bolster our efforts to scale digital-first consumer experience at Allen. Abha’s appointment marks Allen’s continued commitment to strengthening its leadership team by bringing in top talent from across the globe.”

Abha Maheshwari, CEO, Allen Digital, said, “I am thrilled to join Allen at a time when education is being revolutionized through technology interventions. I look forward to building upon Allen’s rich academic legacy and scaling access to education through technology-enabled, digital experiences.”

Abha holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, a Master’s in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, Berkeley.

Allen continues to strengthen its technology leadership team with recent hires of Ankit Khurana as Chief Product Officer and Saurabh Tandon as Chief Technology Officer. In the last 6 months, Allen has recruited talent from leading global and Indian consumer tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Meta, Flipkart, Samsung, Twitter, and others. Allen remains committed to building a world-class education company of the future, and plans to scale its technology and product teams in Bengaluru to 200 by the end of the year.

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