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Global Knowledge Appoints Sean J. Dolan President and CEO

Date:
Dec. 17, 2015

CARY, N.C. and TORONTO - Global Knowledge, the world's leading provider of IT and business skills training to the corporate sector, announced the appointment of Sean J. Dolan as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Dolan brings to Global Knowledge more than 25 years of professional experience, during which he managed complex businesses around the globe, with a focus on the technology sector. In his most recent role, Mr. Dolan was responsible for the EMEA operations of Juniper Networks from 2010 to 2014. Previously, he held leading roles with Alcatel-Lucent, and also worked for EDS and Ernst & Young.

"Sean has substantial experience in accelerating growth and transforming businesses, and we believe his background and global experience in the technology and consulting sectors make him an ideal fit for Global Knowledge," said Petter Johnsson, Chairman of the Board. "He is well versed in the topics on which we educate, and has vast business experience with many of our strategic partners and customers."

"I am thrilled to be joining Global Knowledge in such an exciting and transformational time in our industry," said Dolan. "The company has tremendous opportunity for growth and continues to raise the bar in the professional development market. I look forward to working with our customers and partners to prepare and strengthen their organizations to compete in the evolving global marketplace."

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world's leading provider of IT and business skills training, educating more than 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 physical and virtual classroom sessions each year. We have a long history of developing relationships with leading global technology vendors, and are the largest worldwide authorized training partner for premier vendors including Amazon Web Services, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft and VMware.

In addition to training on vendor-provided authorized content, we have developed and deliver premium proprietary training content across IT and business skills training categories. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.