White Hat Jr Onboards Trupti Mukker As New CEO; Karan Bajaj Steps Down

Exactly one year after Byju's acquisition of White Hat Jr, Karan Bajaj announced he will be taking a sabbatical


Photo Credit : From Left: Karan Bajaj, Ex-CEO, White Hat Jr and Trupti Mukker, New CEO, White Hat Jr,

Founder & CEO of White Hat Jr, Karan Bajaj decided to take a "small sabbatical" a year after the platform was acquired by Byju's in August 2020.

White Hat Jr began as a platform to teach coding to children through one-on-one online classes. The platform has since expanded to teach music and math, with more than 11,000 educators and 17,000 employees. It was acquired at $300 million by Byju's, an online learning platform for K-12 students, as well as, exam preparation. 

Karan Bajaj in a LinkedIn post stated, "Barely 2.5 years ago, it was an idea. Now, thanks to the power of tech, thousands of students and teachers are on the WHJ/BYJU’S FutureSchool platform, creating things with coding, maths, and now even the guitar and piano daily across the world, living the mission of kids being builders and creators versus consumers!"

He also expressed gratitude to his employees and Byju in the same post. 

Trupti Mukker who was the Head of Customer Experience and Delivery has been appointed as the CEO of WhiteHat Jr.

This move comes after Karan Bajaj stepped down as CEO of the company.

In an internal email, sent by Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO of the leading ed-tech firm Byju's to employees on Wednesday said that "Karan is now ready, as we had mutually decided at the time of acquisition, to progress to the next chapter of his life".

According to Bajaj, he will be fully present in transition for the immediate period, then intend to carve out a career in public service next.

"Only three years ago, WhiteHat Jr was just an idea. Now, we're a team of 17,000+ employees and teachers in multiple countries around the world from India, Australia and UK to US and Latin America, all deeply united by our mission and values," Bajaj said.

Tags assigned to this article:
White Hat Jr Trupti Mukker Karan Bajaj BYJU’s


Around The World