Byju’s taps Jiny Thattil as CTO following departure of Anil Goel

Anil Goel, the CTO of Byju’s, is leaving the edtech giant, he informed some colleagues amid a broader restructuring at the Bengaluru-headquartered startup as it looks to pare down costs and unify many of its businesses. Jiny Thattil is replacing Goel as the CTO, according to an internal communication.

Goel, a former Amazon executive, was one of the highest-paid CTOs in the country, according to people familiar with the matter. He and Byju’s mutually decided to part ways, according to one person familiar with the matter.

The departure of Goel comes amid a broader restructuring at Byju’s as it looks to reach break-even next year. The startup has eliminated thousands of jobs in the recent quarters and clubbed some businesses together. Byju’s CFO also recently quit.

Thattil joined Byju’s in 2020, spearheading engineering at the startup before moving to another senior role at Epic, a startup that Byju’s acquired earlier. Prior to joining Byju’s, Thattil had stints at Amazon, InMobi and Happay.

Thattil’s “extensive experience and leadership skills make him the ideal candidate for this crucial role as we continue to rebuild for greater efficiency and sustainability,” said Arjun Mohan, the CEO of Byju’s India business, in a statement following the publication of this story.

“We would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Anil Goel, the outgoing CTO, for his exemplary work and dedication to driving technological innovation at Byju’s.”

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