Jill Jones Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Cengage Learning EMEA

Cengage Learning, one of the world’s largest providers of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, has appointed Jill Jones president and Chief Executive Officer of Cengage Learning EMEA.

As president and CEO for Cengage Learning in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ms. Jones will focus on the growth of the business with an emphasis on expanding digital solutions capabilities in the region. Based in the London office, Ms. Jones will report to Jerry Elliott, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Cengage Learning. In this role, Ms. Jones will oversee the EMEA operations, and the senior management team for EMEA will report to her.

Ms. Jones brings a wealth of leadership experience from her successful career within companies such as Pearson Education, Addison Wesley-Longman and Prentice Hall. In addition, from 2003 to 2006, she served as General Manager for Library Reference EMEA and latterly was vice president of Learning Resources for Thomson Learning International (now Cengage Learning).

“Jill brings tremendous experience in the education and library markets and has a sustained track record of achievement in building and managing market leading businesses,” said Jerry Elliott, COO and CFO, Cengage Learning. “We are delighted to welcome Jill back to our organization and are confident that she will provide strong leadership for our team in EMEA.”

Most recently, Ms. Jones has been running her own consultancy practice and has completed assignments for notable clients in the Higher Education, School and Library Reference markets.

Ms. Jones has a 1st Class Hons degree from University College, London UK and also holds a Post-graduate Certificate in e-business from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

About Cengage Learning & Cengage Learning EMEA

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 Learning, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others.

Cengage Learning EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) publishes indigenous titles in varying subject areas including business, psychology, hair and beauty, Shakespeare, early childhood education and tourism and hospitality. In addition, Cengage Learning EMEA promotes all the major Cengage Learning U.S. brands and sells solutions to meet the needs of customers in over 52 countries covering a diverse cultural range. For additional information, visit www.cengage.com or www.cengage.co.uk/.