As CEO of Kaplan International, David Jones is responsible for Kaplan’s English study abroad business and university pathway colleges for international students. This involves overseeing 50 colleges and 25 admissions offices on 5 continents.
Jones’s lifelong involvement with international education began after leaving Oxford University. He led student groups on adventure programs in the Middle East, the Indian Sub-Continent and the Himalayas. He later went on to organize expeditions in the Sahara and remote areas of French West Africa.
Since then Jones has been a pioneer in international education, developing businesses in Asia, Europe, North America and the Pacific. He was instrumental in building America’s largest operator of educational tours and for a decade was President of EF International Language Schools.
Having acquired the Aspect Education group in 2000, he was Chairman and CEO when the company became part of Kaplan Inc. in 2006.
Jones is a strong believer in the benefits of international education at the tertiary level, both for the students themselves and for the institutions in which they are enrolled.