Adtalem Global Education Names Mehul Patel as Group President, Professional Education


August 14, 2017

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Mehul Patel

Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a leading global education provider, today announced that Mehul Patel has been named group president, professional education, effective Sept. 5, 2017. He will report to the President and CEO, Lisa Wardell, and will be responsible for the growth and strategic direction of the professional education vertical.

“We are pleased to welcome Mehul to the Adtalem team. His extensive international education expertise and proven track record of driving profitable growth will position us well for FY18 and beyond,” said Lisa Wardell, president and CEO of Adtalem. “His operational and M&A experience spans six continents, giving him a unique perspective on the global market for professional education. His leadership will be critical to our future growth in this sector.”

Adtalem’s professional education vertical includes: ACAMS, the largest global membership organization dedicated to the training of anti-money laundering and financial crime prevention professionals; Becker Professional Education, a leader in CPA test preparation and other professional exam reviews; and Adtalem’s investment in EduPristine, India's leading training provider for international certifications in finance, accounting and analytics.

Most recently, Patel was president of Apollo Global, the international education conglomerate within Apollo Education Group, Inc. While leading Apollo Global, he oversaw a network of businesses across the United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, India and South Africa. Working with the global executive team, he developed and executed on the unit’s strategic framework and annual operating plan. Other duties included co-directing corporate development activities, including M&A and partnership deals, and post-acquisition integration. Prior to Apollo Global, he served as president of Kaplan Professional Publishing and Kaplan Professional Schools, where he served as the executive leader of two professional education business units. Earlier, Patel had key roles at Thomson Learning/NETg where he helped develop and manage the company’s products and services in the corporate and professional learning verticals.

Patel received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently on the board of directors for No Barriers, an organization dedicated to helping individuals break through personal obstacles and challenges through transformative life experiences and educational programs.

About Adtalem Global Education
The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.

About Becker Professional Education

Becker Professional Education is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Becker is global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. Nearly half a million professionals have prepared to advance their careers through its CPA Exam Review, ACCA® Courses, CMA Exam Review, PMP® Exam Review, USMLE® Review and Continuing Professional Education courses. Throughout its more than 60-year history, Becker has earned a strong track record of student success through world-class teaching, curriculum and learning tools that enable its students to develop the knowledge and performance skills necessary to stay ahead in an ever-changing business world. For more information about Becker Professional Education, visit www.becker.com.

About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®)
ACAMS is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime professionals from a wide range of industries, with extensive resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement. Its CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide. Visit acams.org for more information.