Degreed, a global innovator in learning chosen by more than 100 of the Global 2000 businesses, has appointed Venkat Subramaniam as Regional Vice President of APAC to further the company’s growth in the region. Subramaniam’s priority will be to set the stage for high growth in the region, particularly in India, Singapore and Australia/New Zealand, in response to the increasing demand for learning solutions that meet modern workforce needs and demands.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic alongside associated events such as the shift to hybrid and remote working has caused a widespread refocus on continuous learning as a business imperative. One-fourth of organizations say the pandemic negatively impacted employee productivity with 42 percent stating it damaged the employee experience. As a result, 60 percent of organizations are re-imagining careers and 88 percent are offering more flexible work.
Employees and employers increasingly are valuing the opportunity to upskill and/or learn new skills as business priorities and personal goals evolve. Post-pandemic, 43 percent of employees value career advancement as a top priority when choosing or remaining with an employer, and 36 percent appreciate continuous learning opportunities.
Companies need help with learning, and Degreed is positioned well to support organizations in improving their workforce skills, ability to adapt to change, meet new market needs and engage employees. With an average end-user Net Promoter score of over 40, Degreed is helping millions of businesses globally build new skills and create opportunities for career impact and growth.
Degreed’s Learning Experience Platform (LXP) provides an open ecosystem for L&D teams to curate opportunities and offer personalized learning to meet each user’s needs and aspirations. This is complemented by the company’s experiential learning and Intelligence products that stretch newly learned skills and help L&D leaders understand the availability and demand for specific skills in their organizations.
“Venkat has extensive experience in the APAC region with technology companies spanning more than two decades. He brings deep market expertise and industry connections to Degreed and we are excited to see his cloud and strong HCM (Human Capital Management) domain experience impact Degreed’s APAC strategy and growth,” said Dan Tesnjak, VP of EMEA and APAC.
Prior to joining Degreed, Subramaniam was a general manager and head of sales at Oracle NetSuite India, and he had successful stints at ADP and Adrenalin — leading HCM product and services organizations.