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Mehul Patel was appointed Group President, Professional Education in 2017. He is
responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the Professional Education vertical.
Most recently, Patel was President of Apollo Global, the international education
conglomerate within Apollo Education Group, Inc. While leading Apollo Global, he
oversaw a network of businesses across the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil,
Chile, Australia, India and South Africa. Working with the global executive team, he
developed and executed on the unit’s strategic framework and annual operating plan.
Other duties included co-directing corporate development activities, including M&A
and partnership deals, and post-acquisition integration.

Prior to Apollo Global, he served as President of Kaplan Professional Publishing and
Kaplan Professional Schools, where he served as the executive leader of two professional
education business units. Earlier, Patel had key roles at Thomson Learning/NETg where
he helped develop and manage the company’s products and services in the corporate
and professional learning verticals.

Patel began his career with the Leo Burnett Company, one of the world’s largest
marketing and advertising firms. During his tenure with the agency, he worked with
blue-chip clients such as Kellogg and Hallmark to develop and implement awardwinning
marketing strategies and advertising campaigns.

Patel received his Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois. He
currently serves on the Board of Directors of No Barriers.

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