Essential reading for education companies worldwide
 
 
Remember me:
EducationInvestor Executive moves The latest appointments in the business of learning


ApplyBoard: Jo Johnson

International student recruitment online platform ApplyBoard has appointed Jo Johnson as chairman to its advisory board.

Johnson the former UK minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation – and brother of the UK prime minister Boris.

ApplyBoard co-founder and chief executive Martin Basiri said: “We are thrilled to have Mr Johnson leading our advisory board, bringing with him his years of experience within the education sector. Jo has been instrumental in driving positive change for international students studying in the UK, specifically leading the reintroduction of two-year work visas.”

Johnson said: “It’s great to see a company leading the way in education, developing new technology and innovations to make students’ lives easier. Today’s international students are tomorrow’s world leaders. They take friendships and loyalties home with them that later become trade links, cultural bonds and diplomatic ties. This is why ApplyBoard is the right fit for me – I’m thrilled to join the team.”
Johnson is also the non-executive chairman of TES Global, owner of the Times Educational Supplement and a UK peer-to-peer marketplace for teacher resources, recruitment, and software services.

Johnson previously spent 13 years at the Financial Times, where he was associate editor.

ApplyBoard is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario.

Pictured: Massi Basiri, co-founder and chief operating officer of ApplyBoard, Jo Johnson, Martin Basiri, co-founder and chief executive of ApplyBoard.

Posted on: 14/02/2020

Latest news stories

17/02/2020
Brazilian medical education group Afya has announced that Luciano Toledo de Campos, its chief financial officer, is leaving for personal reasons. ​
17/02/2020
CIBT Education Group, a Vancouver-based investor in student accommodation, has reported net income of $210,00 (£122,000) for the first quarter of its 2010 fiscal year.
17/02/2020
Ellucian, which provides software services to higher education institutions, has appointed Stephen Laster as chief product officer.
17/02/2020
Swiss language tutor Education First is talking exclusively to global private equity firm Permira about selling its China operations, in a deal valuing the business at $1.6 billion.
17/02/2020
New Dehli-based Digital Vidya, a provider of training for digital marketing, has acquired Delhi School of Internet Marketing in an all-cash deal.





2015 InvestorPublishing. EducationInvestor.co.uk