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upGrad appoints Sendy Filemon as Indonesia Country Head

Madhushree Chakrabarty March 10, 2021
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upGrad has appointed Sendy Filemon as the Country Head for Indonesia. As per the appointment, Sendy will be responsible for looking after the Indonesian market and EduTech sector which can be follow-through to grow the Asia Pacific region.

Sendy Filemon is a digital entrepreneur who himself is a founder of two fintech startups. He is currently pursuing a law degree from a top Indonesian University which is forced to accelerate its online learning model, due to the current conditions. With this experience, Sendy was motivated to join upGrad and help his fellow Indonesians to upskill and stay competitive in this new digital world through the revolutionary Industry 4.0 era.

“The combination of economic growth, changes in the workforce requirements, and increasing priority towards education have brought different challenges for both job seekers and employers, including here in Indonesia. upGrad is committed to address those challenges through locally relevant courses and become the bridge between job seekers and employers. I am very thrilled to join upGrad and am excited to bring real impacts for Indonesians through accessible higher education, regardless of time and distance,” said Sendy, Country Head – Indonesia, upGrad.

Ronnie Screwvala, Co-founder and Chairman, upGrad, added, “Thrilled to welcome Sendy Filemon as upGrad’s Indonesia Country-Head who’s strong cultural intellect coupled with sharp entrepreneurial skills will help us strengthen our presence in the APAC. At upGrad, we highly value local talents around the globe. Therefore, we will co-create Indonesia’s customized programs by synergizing with local industry experts, university partners, corporates, and course mentors from Indonesia.

Zubin Gandevia, CEO – Asia Pacific, upGrad stated, “The appointment of Sendy Filemon as Indonesia Country Head emphasizes our commitment to support the Indonesian government’s continued efforts in enhancing the quality of higher education. Sendy will lead our mission to leverage upGrad’s proven online model and world-class technology and bring it to life with 100% Indonesian flavor to equip learners for the jobs of today, accelerating the careers of tomorrow”.

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