Transforming Education with Britannica’s Global CEO Karthik Krishnan

February 1, 2021

Raised in a home of educators, Karthik Krishnan learned the importance of education at an early age. The dedication to becoming a life-long learner was embedded, and now as the Global CEO of the Britannica Group (Britannica, Merriam-Webster, Britannica Knowledge Systems, and Melingo), Krishnan truly believes in the transformative power of education and is focused on unlocking the true potential of students globally. 

The world-wide leader at the forefront of the information revolution for over 250 years, the Britannica Group continues to be the prevailing trusted brand for factual information, anchored in authority, depth, and relevancy. Under Krishnan’s leadership, Britannica currently reaches more than 150 millions students in over 100 countries in over 20 languages and works alongside global ministries of education and organizations (UNICEF and the World Bank, just to name a few), to transform learning. Britannica.com and MerriamWebster.com combined generate more thanfive billion page.

Featured in CEO Today Magazine, Krishnan believes that the challenge of misinformation and miseducation is vast and getting worse. “While fake information has always been there, the near-zero cost of creation and global distribution has created a tsunami,” states Krishnan. Britannica is dedicated to truth, and Krishnan believes that media and information literacy—for everyone, adults included—is essential.

In addition to fostering knowledge and facts, equity for all students is also key. The impact of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the world’s most disadvantaged children in low-income families. Britannica is committed to equity in education and closing the digital divide to ensure that all learners have the tools needed to maximize their potential. Britannica’s current partnership with HP and new and forthcoming platforms and partnerships with the National Fostering Agency and Siddiqui Education focus on mitigating the digital divide.

To learn more about Karthik Krishnan’s dedication to transforming education, click here.

Visit britannicalearn.com/remote-resiliency to learn more about Britannica’s resources to support blended learning.