Sanoma Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 13 November 2019 at 8:30 EET

CEO of Sanoma Learning, John Martin, to leave in spring 2020

John Martin, CEO of Sanoma Learning, has indicated that he will leave Sanoma in spring 2020 to pursue other career opportunities. John has worked for 10 years at Sanoma and following the successful completion of the current phase of the business development program High Five and the acquisition of Iddink Group, he will step down as CEO of Sanoma Learning and member of Sanoma’s Executive Management Team. John joined Sanoma Learning in 2009 and was responsible for Sanoma Group Digital and Strategy in 2011-2013, returning to Sanoma Learning as CEO in 2014.  

“John has successfully led the digital transformation of Sanoma Learning and created one European learning company out of our five operating companies in as many countries. Sanoma is very grateful for John’s drive and commitment with which he has led the team and the business to this success,” says Susan Duinhoven, President and CEO of Sanoma.

“I have very much enjoyed working at Sanoma and would like to thank my colleagues for the excellent work and great progress we have made together on the growth and digital transformation of the business. Sanoma Learning is a strong and growing company with a bright future ahead in serving pupils and teachers well with high quality blended learning solutions and platforms,” says John Martin, CEO of Sanoma Learning.

Additional information
Susan Duinhoven, President and CEO, tel. +358 105 1999

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