Heda brings more than 15 years of experience from Intuit, Google, and eBay to lead Emeritus through its continued growth and innovation
BOSTON, April 4, 2022 — Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality upskilling education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world, today announced the appointment of Bhushan Heda as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Emeritus’s co-Founder and CEO, Ashwin Damera. Heda will drive the technology strategy of Emeritus and its group companies and lead the global technology teams across five business functions: product management, product ops, engineering, data, and enterprise IT.
As Chief Technology Officer, Heda will be responsible for maintaining a world-class technology platform by collaborating with global and regional lines of business and operations, leveraging technology, and strategically embracing automation to drive over ten key business initiatives.
“Our team at Emeritus is united by the belief that education is transformative and will be increasingly essential in the new world of work,” said Ashwin Damera, co-founder and CEO of Emeritus. “Bhushan will ensure that our overarching technology strategy aligns with our mission and business goals, and supports our company’s steady growth.”
With a career spanning from start-ups to large companies, Heda comes to Emeritus from his most recent role at Intuit, where he led the Data Exchange team, as well as prior leadership positions at Google and eBay. He has experience leading critical acquisitions and integrations, as well as expanding tech product capabilities and boosting the return on investment for customers.
“It’s an honor to join a company that’s laser-focused on making sure that people and organizations around the world have access to education and skills development that will help them grow personally and in their careers,” said Heda. “Technology systems and strategies are constantly evolving, and I look forward to harnessing this continuous innovation at Emeritus.”
Heda is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India, and currently resides in Saratoga, California with his family. He can be found learning Hindustani classical music or playing chess outside of work. Heda also serves on the board of Financial Data Exchange (FDX), helping shape standards for financial data exchange across banks and the consumers of banking data.
For more information about Emeritus’s executive team or to learn more, visit: https://emeritus.org/.
Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. It does this by collaborating with more than 60 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India and China. Emeritus’s short courses, degree programs, professional certificates, and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies and organizations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology, curriculum innovation, and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors and coaches has educated more than 250,000 individuals across 80+ countries. Founded in 2015, Emeritus, part of Eruditus Group, has more than 2,200 team members globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai. Following its $650 million Series E funding round with Accel, Softbank Vision Fund 2, GSV Ventures and CPP Investments in August 2021, the Company is valued at $3.2 billion, and is also backed by Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Bertelsmann, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.