New Delhi, Tuesday, 09 August, 2018: Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s largest university press, today announced the appointment of Yash Mehta as Executive Director. Yash will report to Sivaramakrishnan V (Siva), Managing Director, OUP India and will be responsible for OUP India’s School Education Sales, Marketing and Editorial functions.
Yash joins OUP from Macmillan Education India, where, as the country lead, he was responsible for driving Macmillan’s education business in India and the neighbouring markets of Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Middle-East, Nepal and Bangladesh. Prior to joining Macmillan, Yash was Vice President – Schools and Retail at Educomp Infrastructure & School Management Limited.
Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran (Siva), Managing Director, Oxford University Press India said: “We are delighted to have Yash join and strengthen the OUP leadership team in India. His experience is vital to fulfilling OUP’s ambitions in the K-12 segment, where we have strong print, digital and integrated offers. We are confident that his leadership will help further grow our reach and impact across national, state and international curriculum schools.”
Speaking on his appointment, Yash Mehta said: “I am delighted to join one of the most well-respected publishing organizations in the world. OUP’s rich lineage, wide global presence and strong commitment to education makes it an exciting workplace. I look forward to making a strong contribution to OUP’s business and further strengthening its market leading position in India.”
Yash is a management graduate with two decades of professional experience and has spent time across sectors such as banking, telecom, real estate, financial services and education. He has also been the Joint Secretary at the Association of Publishers in India (API) for two consecutive terms.