Laureate Education Names Enderson Guimarães President and Chief Operating Officer
Former PepsiCo executive will oversee global operations for the world’s largest higher education provider
Baltimore, Maryland — July 10, 2015 — Laureate Education, Inc., has named Enderson Guimarães president and chief operating officer, effective September 1, 2015. Mr. Guimarães will report to Douglas L. Becker, Laureate’s founder, chairman and chief executive officer, and will work with Laureate’s executive leadership team to enhance the organization’s operations model and promote best practices throughout the international network.
“Enderson’s tremendous experience as a global operational leader will complement our strong management team and support our position as the world’s largest higher education company,” Mr. Becker said. “In addition to the unique global mindset and approach Enderson will bring to the role, his embrace of Laureate’s mission to be Here for Good and his belief in the transformational power of education align perfectly with our organization’s approach and direction.”
Mr. Guimarães most recently served as an executive vice president at PepsiCo, where he oversaw the company’s global categories and operations, including the business and information solutions functions, procurement and corporate strategy. Prior to his role as an EVP, Mr. Guimarães was the CEO of PepsiCo Europe. Before his tenure at PepsiCo, Mr. Guimarães was an EVP at Electrolux and the CEO of the company’s major appliances business for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
“I am thrilled to join an organization that has been a pioneer in higher education and an organization so committed to outcomes,” Mr. Guimarães said. “I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to Laureate’s mission.”
About Laureate Education, Inc.
Laureate Education is the world’s leading higher education provider. Laureate’s more than 80 universities educate over 1 million students in 28 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Laureate’s universities offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in fields such as architecture, business, engineering, hospitality management, law and medicine. In 2013, the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, invested $150 million in Laureate, which is the largest education investment the IFC has ever made.
Many Laureate institutions are ranked among the top providers of higher education in their respective regions, countries and fields, and have received international recognition for their academic quality. To learn more, visit www.laureate.net.