NIIT Ltd. Appoints Pankaj Prabhakar Jathar as New CEO

Pankaj Prabhakar Jathar has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of NIIT Ltd. and shall take charge of his office with effect from July 1, 2024.

Jathar is a seasoned leader who has unique experience in the training industry as well as building technology solutions, marketing and sales, business development, governance, and growing businesses to scale in the e-commerce world. With over 25 years of experience leading global corporations through transformational change, he is also an e-commerce expert who has successfully set up and led the growth of the e-commerce platform Etsy in India. He entered the e-commerce space at Amazon India as part of the launch team in 2011, created the sports category, and grew business in three major categories. Later in 2017, at Cloudtail India, he created a high-performance business team and drove significant growth over three years; he became CEO of Prione [an Amazon JV] in 2020 and built an efficient and effective sales and services organisation.

After completing his B.E. at Pune University and MBA at IIMC in 1998, his first engagement was at NIIT Limited, strategizing the now globally known ‘Hole-in-the-wall’ learning system. His early career included four years of business development in the training industry with Tata Interactive Systems in London. Later, as a solution architect at Accenture, he experienced and built IT outsourcing solutions in the banking and finance sectors for five years.


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