Prajodh RajanCo-Founder & Group CEO – Lighthouse Learning

Prajodh Rajan is an Education entrepreneur who enjoys an enviable reputation in the industry, for his pioneering efforts in early childhood education in the country, besides creating a fertile ecosystem for education entrepreneurship.
He is responsible for guiding the strategic direction and growth at Lighthouse Learning (formerly EuroKids International). Prajodh conceptualized and started EuroKids International, the company's earlier name, in 2001 and has been the driving force behind its growth from 2 pre-schools in 2001 to 1200 Pre-schools and the organization's very successful foray into K-12 education.
Under his leadership, the company added new education brands - grew to a network of 1200+ Pre-Schools in over 360 cities and added over 40 K12 schools. His continued effort in this direction has resulted in the group and its brands winning over 100 awards, including 'Best Education Company' and 'India's Most Trusted Brand'. His 'Child First' philosophy and constant innovating have created many firsts in delivering evolved childhood education pedagogy models for increased engagement and outcome focus. One of the significant innovations has been developing the Safe School protocol and one of the world's leading assessment firms for safe school certification, making the company – India's first certified safe school network. His passion for redefining the education space has led to increased adoption of EDTech in the ecosystem with new LMS - Argus, a digital ecosystem built to equip today's learners with the convenience to learn at their own pace.
Prajodh's vision of creating a world-class environment for his team has led the company to be amongst '50 great places to work' in India. His efforts to create entrepreneurial opportunities for women have created a platform for many women entrepreneurs in metros & small cities to become self-reliant. An eminent speaker, Prajodh has represented the category as a thought leader in multiple seminars and conferences.
Prajodh, a management graduate from the University of Madras, is highly passionate and committed to the cause of instilling 21st-century skills in young learners. He is the founding & active member of many industry associations. He is also associated with Rotary India Literacy Mission’s Happy School project an initiative to create better school infrastructure in India. For his contribution to Early Childhood Education & Learning industry, Prajodh has been awarded numerous awards and accolades including Entrepreneur of the Year, Top ‘50 Leaders changing Indian education’ and “50 visionaries – leading icons in Education” as top education influencer in the country.

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