Education company General Assembly has appointed Lisa Lewin (pictured) to succeed co-founder and chief executive Jake Schwartz.

Lewin has more than two decades of experience leading public, private, and non-profit organisations at the intersection of education and work. She joins from Ethical Ventures, a New York City-based management consulting firm, which she co-founded in 2018. Lewin was previously vice-president of McGraw-Hill’s professional education group, president of Pearson’s teacher education group, and managing director of the publisher’s global learning technology team. Lewin will continue as a board member of the Wikimedia Foundation and Bank Street College of Education.

Founded in 2011, General Assembly provides courses in coding, data, design, and business. Schwartz led General Assembly’s sale to Zurich-based The Adecco Group in 2018.

Schwartz said: “General Assembly’s work is deeply personal to me. Our mission emerged from my experience, graduating college in a recession and finding myself lost and lonely in the world of work. Over the past 10 years, we have transformed the lives and careers of tens of thousands of people. I am thrilled that Lisa will be the next CEO of General Assembly, and I know that her passion, leadership, and commitment to social justice will ensure the company’s continued success – and impact.”

General Assembly is based in New York City.

Date published: 14 August 2020

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