Mr. Prakash, while stationed in Ottawa Canada as the High Commissioner of India had the opportunity to learn about betterU back in 2015 just prior to Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Canada where betterU was selected to meet with the Prime Minister. “I was thrilled to see a company from Canada so passionate and focused on my country and having a vision to make a difference through education. Having the opportunity to work with Brad over the years and seeing how far the Company has advanced since our first meeting, I was convinced their Company could achieve the vision to educate the masses. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support Brad and betterU” said Mr. Prakash.
Mr. Prakash recently retired and returned to Delhi in late 2016 when betterU invited him to join the upcoming Board of Advisors, on an honorary basis.
betterU’s continues to expand the Company’s core leadership team to ensure it has a well-rounded support structure for its growth plans. The company’s vision to equalize education for the mass population of emerging markets is a significant opportunity that requires the ongoing knowledge, experiences and support from leaders from around the world. “I am focused on ensuring that my team has all the leadership support they need so that we are able to effectively connect, learn, grow and achieve the best results for the country. Having worked with Vishnu over the years, he is absolutely going to make a great advisor with his wealth of global knowledge both from government to private industry. I look forward to learning a lot from him” says Brad Loiselle, President and CEO of betterU.
About Vishnu Prakash
Mr. Prakash joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1981. After postings in Moscow and New Delhi he was assigned to New York where he handled Economic and Commercial matters. In 1992 he was appointed Consul General of India in Vladivostok. Within a span of two years a dozen Indian companies set up offices in the Russian Far Eastern region and direct trade links were established. He was Director in the Ministry of External Affairs, (MEA) looking after Nepal and Bhutan between 1994 and 1997 during which time he also did a three-month sabbatical with the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii (USA). Mr. Prakash was next assigned as Counsellor (Political) first in Tokyo (1997-2000) and then in Islamabad (2001). In 2002 he was posted as Minister (Economic and Commercial) in Cairo. He actively promoted Indian investments in Egypt. He assumed office of the Consul General of India, Shanghai in January 06 and served there until August 2008, when he was appointed as Joint Secretary (XP) and Official Spokesperson of MEA in New Delhi. He moved to Seoul as the Ambassador of India on January 12, 2012. On August 22, 2013, he was conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Business Administration by the Tongmyong University in Busan. On January 22,2015 he was bestowed the ‘Ambassador of the Year, 2014’ award by the Asia Society, Korea Center in Seoul. Mr. Prakash assumed the office of High Commissioner of India in Ottawa on March 8, 2015
betterU, an online education technology company, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world in order to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The Company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into four broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities.
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