Mr. Atul Kulshrestha is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Extramarks Education. More than a decade ago, he conceived the thought of integrating cutting edge technology in the teaching-learning process, and thus was born Extramarks – India’s leading digital learning solutions provider, which is also making ripples in the global ed-tech space.
Extramarks has expanded much beyond the first seed of idea and has grown exponentially under the visionary leadership of Mr. Kulshrestha. As on date, he leads a team of more than 2500 employees, each a competent professional within their own field. He has painstakingly worked on putting together a team of the best technologists, educators, animators, salespersons etc., to ensure that the Vision of Extramarks is understood, internalized and put into action seamlessly.
Mr. Atul Kulshrestha is a Chartered Accountant with a meritorious academic record. From a very early stage in his career, he developed a special interest in understanding the latest technology of the day. An entrepreneur at heart, he also launched two internet portals and one international BPO prior to setting up Extramarks.
Extramarks was a game-changer, revolutionising the delivery of education across India, along with significantly impacting the teaching learning process. Mr. Kulshreshtha has also won many accolades and has been hailed as a global business leader who is transforming the family business landscape in a survey published by PWC.
He is passionate about digital learning and personalization of education and regularly writes and speaks on the same on many forums. Mr. Kulshrestha is also actively involved in philanthropic engagements. He is a patron of Rajasthan Netra Heen Seva Sangh (Rajasthan Blind Association), an organization serving visually impaired students and working towards making them self-reliant and independent. He also founded the Extramarks Education Foundation to initiate research and social development programmes in the field of education. Under the Foundations successful initiatives, fruits of digital education are empowering the students from disadvantaged sections of the society.
Mr. Kulshrestha is a voracious reader, along with being an ardent music and cinema lover.