Pranjal has 18 years+ of professional experience in Investments, Operations and Advisory. In his current role as Global CFO and Head of Corporate Development at Emeritus, he is responsible for spearheading initiatives that drive Shareholder value such as M&A, Capital raise, Strategy, Financial planning etc. He's been instrumental in getting Emeritus to become one of the leading higher ed tech players globally. Prior to joining Emeritus, Pranjal was a VC investor with Bertelsmann where he led investments in edtech, media-tech and health-tech in India, including Series B investment in Emeritus. At Bertelsmann, Pranjal led Board-level matters for his portfolio companies and also evaluated strategic options for Bertelsmann to expand its operations in India. Pranjal has donned the hat of a management consultant as well, and spearheaded several transaction advisory, strategy and operations focused assignments in firms such as Kearney, Accenture, KPMG. His expertise lies in identifying & investing in potential leader assets, shaping sustainable growth strategy, and driving operational excellence. He has authored multiple publications and spoken in various forums on topics related to education, digital and investments. He is based in New Delhi, India.