Sumeet Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Zee Learn Ltd. has been associated with Zee’s Education business for over three years. He joined the group as Chief Operating Officer of Zee Interactive Learning Systems (ZILS) in 2007 and then took over as Chief Executive Officer in January 2008 prior to ETC Networks Ltd.’s merger with ZILS. Since then, he has been at the helm of the Education business of ETC Networks Ltd. till its merger with ZEEL in January 2010. Prior to joining Zee’s education business, Mr. Mehta was with Procter & Gamble Ltd. for over eight years in various brand management roles across Asia Pacific based in Mumbai and Singapore.
Under his leadership, the turnover of Zee’s education business has grown from Rs. 250mn in 2008-09 to projected Rs. 400mn in FY 2010-11. During this period, Zee Learn’s education network has grown to over 30 Mount Litera Schools, over 700 Kidzee Preschools and more than 25 Zee Institute of Creative Art (ZICA). He has led the company to develop best-in-class pedagogies in schools and preschools, namely Litera Octave and Illume respectively. Under his guidance, Zee Learn has recently forayed into School Solutions business and Public Private Partnerships with Government in addition to its existing franchise and school partnership businesses.