Andrew Rufener (1966) has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer at Sanoma Learning & Literature as of June 1, 2011. Sanoma is focused on delivering innovative learning solutions to the market and is consequently strengthening its skill-set surrounding the application of technology to a broad range of digital offerings.

Andrew earned his MBA from Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) in The Netherlands. He gained a post-graduate degree in Software Engineering and a BSc hon in Mechanical Engineering in Switzerland.

For the last 3,5 years, Andrew has been Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at LexisNexis Univentio. In 2006, Andrew founded Intelium Consulting. Before that he worked at ThruPoint as Director for Managed Services and prior to that as Director Technical Field Marketing.

“Chief Technology Officer is a new position within Sanoma Learning & Literature. Our businesses will transform from individual textbook products and language services towards integral solutions for teachers, pupils and professionals”, says Sanoma Learning & Literature’s CEO Jacques Eijkens. “Sanoma’s ambition is to be among the key players in the market that will drive this transformation. Technology will clearly be a very important enabler of that. With his broad experience in international business and technology, Andrew will be a valuable addition to our division”, he continues.

“Sanoma Learning & Literature is a leader in delivering leading-edge paper-based and digital learning solution to its core markets. Supporting the transformation of the business to solutions based upon an innovative mix of digital and non-digital offerings is a challenging and exciting journey that I am very proud to be a part of”, says Andrew Rufener.

About Sanoma Learning & Literature
Sanoma Learning & Literature operates in fourteen countries and is a leading European provider of learning materials and solutions in print and digital format. The Division has growing international information and language services operations and it is also the leading general literature publisher in Finland.