Who we are

Who we are

We believe passionately in the power of education to shape the world for the better. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to empower students from all over the world to realise their potential with an international education. 

We’re constantly striving to make education accessible to students from diverse backgrounds, breaking down barriers, and placing you, the student, at the centre of everything we do. We’ll support you at every step of your journey as you gain the tools you need to shape your future and become a truly global citizen. 

Learn more about our values

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Join our global community 

When you choose to study abroad with Kaplan, you’ll be joining a community of students and educators all over the world. 

20,000 students

study with us every year 

125+ nationalities 

represented by new Kaplan students in 2021–22 

85 nationalities 

represented by Kaplan employees in 2022 

60 university partners 


18 countries 

with a Kaplan regional office or presence 

80+ years 

of helping students achieve their dreams 

What we do

Learn more about how we help students from around the world get a great education. 

Social responsibility 

We want to play our part in making the world a better place. Learn more about our work with charities, and how we’re amplifying diverse voices, promoting mental health awareness and highlighting the causes that matter. 

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Our story

Kaplan was founded in 1938 by educational pioneer, Stanley Kaplan. Stanley was born in New York to immigrant parents, and was rejected from medical school in the city due to ethnic quotas in place at the time. Spurred on by this unfairness, Stanley started tutoring students to help them pass university entrance exams, so that they could enjoy the opportunities denied to him.  

Since then, the company has grown and grown to become what it is today: a global business that helps thousands of students to achieve their dreams, every single year. We’ve come a long way, but we’ll never forget our roots — we look forward to carrying on Stanley’s inspiring vision for many years to come. 

Our leadership team 

Learn more about the people continuing Stanley’s legacy today. 

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Andrew Thick

Senior Vice President

Linda Cowan

Senior Vice President, UK and Middle East

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Clare Rawlins

Vice President, Recruitment and Enrolment

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Clare Cairns

Senior Director, Recruitment and Admissions

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Elizabeth Hess

Executive Director of Communications

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Ricard Giner

Vice President, Partnership Development

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Wen Lu

Vice President, China and Hong Kong SAR

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Kirsten Tedder

Finance Director, UK and US Pathways

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Nathalie Griffin

Director of Operations, US Partnerships

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Sunita Eltom

Director, Global Engagement and Partnerships (Marketing and Recruitment)

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Nanhi Mann

Regional Director, Indian subcontinent

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Ibitomi Osunsedo

Regional Director, West Africa

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Lydiah Igweh

Director of Global Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Hannah Drover

Executive General Manager, Student Employability and Careers

Work with us 

Learn more about how you can become part of our global community.