Ratnesh Kumar Jha named GM, institutional language products, at ETS

Princeton-based ETS on Wednesday said it named Ratnesh Kumar Jha as its new general manager, institutional language products. Jha will work alongside Rohit Sharma, ETS senior vice president, global higher education & workskills on the global expansion of ETS’ institutional language product portfolio.

Jha’s responsibilities include oversight of all business areas, including product and operations, sales, distribution and marketing. In addition, he will work closely with Edusoft Ltd., an ETS subsidiary, to advance the growth of its language learning solutions business.

“This role will be hugely beneficial to our customers and partners around the world, as it will ensure our institutional partners are getting the right and timely solutions from ETS as we combine our learning and assessment capabilities operationally,” Sharma said. “Ratnesh’s experience will be a tremendous asset to ETS and position these products for growth in a space where we see great potential.”

ETS’ institutional products are a crucial component of the business and underscore the organization’s mission. The Test of English for International Communication is used by more than 14,000 organizations across 160-plus countries to make decisions about employees’ English-language proficiency in the workplace, while the Test of English as a Foreign Language International Testing Program is used by more than 2,500 institutions in 50-plus countries for placement, monitoring, evaluation and exit testing needs.

For more than a decade prior to joining ETS, Jha served as the CEO of prominent education companies in the Asia Pacific region, including Burlington Group of Cos. and Cambridge University Press. He has also held key leadership roles at institutions such as GE Capital and Citibank.