Cengage Learning Names Ron Mobed as President of Academic and Professional Group

Cengage Learning, one of the world’s leading providers of print and digital educational materials for the academic, professional and library markets, today announced the appointment of Ron Mobed as President of the company’s Academic and Professional Group, effective immediately. Mobed will serve on the company’s executive committee and report to Ronald Dunn, President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Charles Siegel who is retiring after serving as President of the Academic and Professional Group since it was formed in July 2007.

“Ron Mobed is an accomplished executive who brings impressive credentials and experience to this role,” said Dunn. “He has a proven track record of building and transforming businesses — particularly at IHS, a large-scale information services company, where he led the transition to digital, insight-based solutions and successfully managed a global reorganization. I am very pleased he will join Cengage Learning to lead such a substantial and dynamic part of our business.”

“As we make this transition, I want to acknowledge Charlie Siegel’s contributions to the success of the Academic and Professional Group,” continued Dunn. “His inspired leadership was essential to the creation of the group in 2007, the acquisition and integration of the Houghton Mifflin College Division into APG in 2008 and the rapid expansion of our suite of innovative, digitally enabled products.”

Mobed comes to Cengage Learning from IHS, Inc., a leading provider of information and insight used by businesses and governments worldwide in making strategic decisions, where he had been serving as Vice Chairman since last year, and was Co-President and Chief Operating Officer from 2007–2008. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the IHS Energy Segment from 2004–2007, helping to lead this group’s Initial Public Offering in 2005.

Prior to joining IHS, Inc., Mobed worked at Schlumberger International for nearly 20 years, advancing through a variety of operational and management positions in Africa, Europe, and Asia. He then took on a series of senior management roles including Global Vice President of the Information Management business unit in the US.

Mobed has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, as well as a master’s degree with distinction in petroleum engineering from the Imperial College, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a non-executive director of Argus Media.

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence, professional development, and measurable learning outcomes. Cengage Learning’s existing company and imprint brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.