Houten, the Netherlands, 14 March 2017 – Infinitas Learning, a leading European educational content and services business, today announces José Duarte will be appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 27 March 2017. Duarte will be responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the group.
José Duarte (1968) has an extensive background with technology-focused companies in the Dutch and international markets. Previously he was CEO of Unit4, a Dutch based, international provider of cloud based enterprise applications. Before Unit4, José served at SAP for approximately 20 years. He was the founder of the company in Portugal and evolved through the ranks, having served as President Global Services and Corporate Officer, President EMEA and India and President Latin America. During these years, he has led some SAP’s largest and most complex operations as well as operations in emerging and fast growing markets. José has also developed extensive experience as a non-executive director, mostly in private equity backed companies and is an advisor to the President of the Republic of Portugal in ICT and globalization related matters. José currently holds several supervisory board and advisory board functions at InfoVista, Bureau van Dijk, fintech start-up I2S, ProAlpha and TechEdge Spain.
Michiel Buitelaar, Non-Executive Director Infinitas Learning: “We are pleased with José Duarte’s appointment and welcome an experienced and knowledgeable executive to the Infinitas Learning team. Infinitas’ digital products are strong and growing but José’s experience and understanding of technology will allow us to accelerate our plans in this important area of the business. Infinitas will continue to deliver products and services of the highest quality and didactic integrity which our customers demand. His international experience and significant track record in digitalization and growing companies, make him the right person for this role.”
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About Infinitas Learning
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Infinitas Learning is a leading European educational content and services business with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Germany. The Group delivers flexible, market-leading solutions that support new approaches to learning for the 21st century. Between them, our companies create an impressive array of educational resources that are used in homes, primary schools, secondary schools, further education colleges, health and industrial institutions globally. Our products span interactive software, online learning, e-books, videos and printed text books, many of which are market leaders in their field. For more information please visit http://www.infinitaslearning.com/.