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Bror Saxberg


Bror Saxberg is Chief Learning Officer for Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and a leading global provider of educational services offering post-secondary education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and K12 offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses.

Saxberg is responsible for the research and development of innovative learning strategies, technologies, and products across Kaplan's full range of educational services offerings. He also oversees future developments and adoptions of innovative learning technologies and maintains consistent academic standards for Kaplan's products and courses.

Saxberg speaks often at education, business, and public policy conferences, including: recent appearances at Microsoft's CEO Summit, TEDx, the Stanford Digital Learning Forum, and the "Education Datapalooza" conference, hosted by the White House and US Department of Education. He is the co-author of "Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age" (2014) with Frederick M. Hess. His articles have been published in a host of academic, educational, and scientific journals.

He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at K12, Inc., where he was responsible for designing both online and offline learning environments and developing new student products and services. Prior to joining K12, Inc., he was Vice President at Knowledge Universe, where he co-founded the testing and assessment division which became known as Knowledge Testing Enterprises (KTE).

Saxberg began his career at McKinsey & Company, Inc. and later served as Vice President and General Manager for London-based DK Multimedia, part of DK Publishing, an education and reference publisher.

Saxberg holds a B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, both received in 1980. As a Rhodes Scholar, he received a M.A. in Mathematics from Oxford University, and also received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 1989 and a M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1990.

He is married with three children.