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Corporate Learning Alliance strengthens team with head of communications appointment

The Corporate Learning Alliance, a joint venture of the Financial Times in London and Madrid’s IE Business School, has appointed David Wells as head of communications

The Corporate Learning Alliance, a joint venture of the Financial Times in London and Madrid’s IE Business School, has appointed David Wells as head of communications.

The alliance provides premium custom learning for business leaders around the world via a global network of leading business schools. The partnership connects the academic excellence of business schools with the FT’s award-winning journalism and insight into real-world business challenges.

David Wells joins FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance from global business information provider Wolters Kluwer. Previously he was with Pearson Education and LexisNexis where he held positions as UK head of PR and communications, and comes from a consultancy background with Huntsworth agencies Grayling and Counsel PR, and Interpublic agency Golin.

At FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance he will be responsible for developing and implementing central external, executive and internal communications. He will lead the programme to build the profile and manage the reputation of the business.

Abbas Hasan, Chief Operating Officer for the Alliance, says: “Since we launched in December 2014 our unique offer to organisations, their senior leadership teams and chief learning officers has gained resonance. We have already partnered with business schools across Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America, including schools in the UK (Imperial), USA (Yale), Jiao Tong (China) and Mexico (EGADE).

“With our increased focus on communications, we will build our reputation as an organisation that brings innovative methodologies to executive education, leveraging real-world issues and producing actionable outcomes.

“David’s experience in learning and information organisations, as well as a strong track record in PR consultancy with his focus on corporate and B2B communications, brings us the skills we need to help us move to our next phase of growth.”

David Wells is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and European Association of Communication Directors.

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