IMM Graduate School Announces Appointment Of New CEO
The Professional Learning Group includes the IMM Graduate School in SA, as well as the Oxford College of Marketing in the UK. Mr van Zyl is responsible for the leadership, operations and strategic direction for the Group and its educational institutions.
Mr van Zyl is a mechanical engineer by profession with over 15 years’ working experience in leadership roles in various industries and sectors. In 2007 he returned to South Africa from having worked abroad, and joined Metier, a private equity business where he was director and principal of the Metier Capital Growth Fund II and was responsible for investments in the healthcare, telecommunication and education sectors. In 2004 he joined The Boston Consulting Group in New York, before which he worked for Rand Merchant Bank in Johannesburg and Boart Longyear in Santiago, Chile. Mr van Zyl has made a notable difference in the businesses he has been involved in and will be bringing a wealth of knowledge and international expertise to PLG.
Commenting on his new role, he said: “I am excited to take up the challenge to further enhance the business and elevate the IMM Graduate School and Oxford College of Marketing brands as we move forward. My vision for PLG is for us to build a world class education group with the backing of a diverse and highly motivated team.”
PLG is poised to move on to deliver the highest levels of educational excellence to its stakeholders backed by Mr van Zyl’s proven track record of leadership and performance improvements. Under his guidance and with his extensive strategic experience, the company is well set to achieve its targets.
Mr van Zyl holds a Bachelor in Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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