Cherian Thomas, a senior executive of the leading provider of edtech, BYJU's, left the organisation to take the helm as CEO of US-based mobile app developer Impending Inc.

Thomas has played a significant role at BYJU'S for more than six years, managing the business's global initiatives. In 2017, he joined the edtech firm as the first international employee. He is credited with creating the international team from the ground up, which paved the way for the acquisition of businesses like Osmo. Early in 2019, Bengaluru-based BYJU'S completed its first US purchase when it paid $120 million to acquire the developer of instructional games. In his most recent post, Thomas worked for BYJU'S as Senior Vice President of International Business while also serving as CEO of Osmo beginning in January 2022. 

He gave his firm his final week of notice and left last week. 

Thomas co-founded and sold Cucumbertown, a start-up with venture capital backing, to the Japanese company Cookpad in 2016 before joining BYJU'S. He was also one of the company's very first workers. 

headquartered in Austin, Texas Numerous well-known applications, including Heads Up! for The Ellen Degeneres Show and Clear for iPhone, have been created by Impending Inc. Impending Inc. stated in a statement that Thomas, as CEO, will concentrate on expanding and scaling the product range while also bolstering and expanding a worldwide talent pool. 

BYJU'S has been dealing with a number of problems, such as the continued difficulty in obtaining the crucial infusion of new money, the decline in company valuation, and the ongoing layoffs that are further affecting employees morale. The company's statutory auditor, Deloitte Haskins & Sells, recently left the position, and three board members—GV Ravishankar of Peak XV Partners, Vivian Wu of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and Russell Dreisenstock of Prosus—resigned from the BYJU'S board as well.