ATLANTA, January 9, 2017 — NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in building online communities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vin Riera as the chief executive officer of Promethean.
Riera most recently served as director and CEO of Collegis Education, a leading provider of technology, marketing, and academic programs to service providers and higher education institutions. Prior to Collegis, Riera served as Director and CEO of Edmentum, a leader in software curriculum and assessment solutions. In addition, he served in progressive executive leadership roles at Gateway, Inc. and Equant, Inc., now Orange Business Services.
“Vin is an experienced executive, an edtech industry visionary, and a highly respected leader across multiple disciplines,” said Dr. Simon Leung, Vice Chairman of NetDragon Websoft, Inc. and Chairman of the board of Promethean World Limited. “I have no doubt that Vin’s breadth of experience and proven leadership capabilities will propel our company forward as we continue our mission to develop the transformative technologies, educational content, and dynamic experiences that motivate students to learn.”
Reflecting on his appointment, Riera said, “I am honored and excited to have been selected to lead this amazing company. Promethean has always had a unique blend of culture, innovation, diversity, and customer focus that has fortified its reputation and success for nearly 20 years. I am passionately committed to furthering that legacy of success and continuing to place our customers at the center of everything we do.”
Riera will assume the new role on January 9, 2017.
Promethean is a global education company that improves learning productivity by developing, integrating, and implementing innovative 21st-century learning environments that help make everyone more engaged, empowered, and successful. Promethean’s main corporate offices are located in Blackburn, UK, and Atlanta, USA. Promethean is a member of the Net Dragon Websoft, Inc. (HKSE: 0777) group of companies. For more information, please visit PrometheanWorld.com.
About NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited
NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (HKSE: 0777) is a global leader in building internet communities. Established in 1999, NetDragon is a vertically integrated, cutting-edge R&D powerhouse with a highly successful track record which includes the development of flagship MMORPGs such as Eudemons Online and Conquer Online, China’s number one online gaming portal, 17173.com, and China’s most influential smartphone app store platform, 91 Wireless, which was sold to Baidu in 2013 in what was at the time the largest Internet M&A transaction in China. Being China’s pioneer in overseas expansion, NetDragon also directly operates a number of game titles in over 10 languages internationally since 2003. In recent years, NetDragon has emerged as a major player in the global online and mobile education space as it works to leverage its mobile Internet technologies and operational know-how to develop a game-changing education ecosystem. For more information, please visit www.netdragon.com.
Christina Dela Cruz