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Exclusive: VP of strategy Paul Howarth to leave Kaplan International

Kaplan International’s senior vice president of strategy & business development, Paul Howarth, is to step down as after just a year in the role.

He is moving on to a role as chief executive of Law Business Research, a publishing firm owned by Bowmark Capital, a private equity firm.

Kaplan is a global education firm owned by The Graham Holdings Company, which offers a range of products from corporate training to pathways.
Howarth has been responsible for business development in the international division, a role that involves finding potential acquisition targets for the firm.

Prior to this he was managing director UK & international at Infinitas Learning, a pan-European publisher.
Law Business Research publishes research, data and analysis on international business law and Bowmark invested in the firm in 2013. 

It is understood that Mr Howarth is moving on to further his career, not because of job dissatisfaction. He will begin his new role at Law Business Review on 1 October. 

A Kaplan spokesperson said: "We are very sorry to see someone of Paul's calibre leave to take up a new role. However, we appreciate he was offered a fantastic opportunity and we wish him every success."

Mr Howarth and Bowmark Capital both declined to comment.

Posted on: 17/08/2015

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