April 05, 2022: , the global leader in making high-quality upskilling education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world, today announced the appointment of Bhushan Heda as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Emeritus’s co-Founder and CEO, Ashwin Damera. Heda will drive the technology strategy of Emeritus and its group companies and lead the global technology teams across five business functions: product management, product ops, engineering, data, and enterprise IT.
As Chief Technology Officer, Heda will be responsible for maintaining a world-class technology platform by collaborating with global and regional lines of business and operations, leveraging technology, and strategically embracing automation to drive over ten key business initiatives.
“Our team at Emeritus is united by the belief that education is transformative and will be increasingly essential in the new world of work,” said Ashwin Damera, co-founder and CEO of Emeritus. “Bhushan will ensure that our overarching technology strategy aligns with our mission and business goals, and supports our company’s steady growth.”
With a career spanning from start-ups to large companies, Heda comes to Emeritus from his most recent role at Intuit, where he led the Data Exchange team, as well as prior leadership positions at Google and eBay. He has experience leading critical acquisitions and integrations, as well as expanding tech product capabilities and boosting the return on investment for customers.
“It’s an honor to join a company that’s laser-focused on making sure that people and organizations around the world have access to education and skills development that will help them grow personally and in their careers,” said Heda. “Technology systems and strategies are constantly evolving, and I look forward to harnessing this continuous innovation at Emeritus.”
Heda is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India, and currently resides in Saratoga, California with his family. He can be found learning Hindustani classical music or playing chess outside of work. Heda also serves on the board of Financial Data Exchange (FDX), helping shape standards for financial data exchange across banks and the consumers of banking data.