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Rosamund Marshall takes up the post of new Taaleem CEO Taaleem announce new Chief Executive Officer 16 December 2013

Rosamund (Ros) Marshall takes up the position of CEO of Taaleem as outgoing CEO, Ziad Azzam, assumes a non-executive role within the company Ros stepped into the role of Taaleem's CEO in the first week of November 2013. Ziad Azzam a ou ed o his su esso ’s appoi t e t, I am o fide t that Ros’s appoi t e t ill pave the way for the next exciting phase of Taalee ’s de elop e t. Ros has a proven track record with over thirty years of management experience in education- ased usi esses . Ros's formative training and management experience was gained through twenty-five years with the global leader in international support services, Sodexo. After this, Ros was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Nord Anglia Education PLC, UK. Her last post was in the UK as CEO of kidsunlimited™. Ros remarked, I could not have joined the Company at a more exciting point in time with the recent announcement of the winning of the EXPO 2020 bid. Ziad Azzam, along with his visionary fellow founders of Taaleem has, over the last decade, built a company that has aligned their aspirations with those of the nation. Taaleem has grown over the last decade to become the second largest provider of private K-12 education in the UAE . His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Saleh, Chairman of Taaleem stated, The Board would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Mr Ziad Azzam for his vision and untiring dedication. The expected pace of development in the country will certainly pose challenges in the education sector. Our focus must be on serving this demand by providing schools that compare with the best the world has to offer. We firmly believe that our new CEO, Rosamund Marshall, is the right person to lead us through the e t phase of the o pa ’s growth.

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About Taaleem Taaleem, which means education in Arabic, has been establishing, operating and managing early childhood, primary and secondary schools since its inception in 2004. Taaleem seeks to raise the regional educational standards through the committed development of i di idual stude t’s tale ts a d passions, which is in turn facilitated and supported by the recruitment of top international educators and the implementation of international education policies, operations and global best practice. With ualit at the fo ef o t of Taalee ’s offering, each project is designed and planned to answer the specific educational requirements of a wide range of families by offering top international curricula including British, American, the International Baccalaureate, International Primary Curriculum and their proprietary custom early childhood programme the ICCLA. Taaleem is wholeheartedly committed to creating and implementing benchmark educational initiatives, nurturing educational excellence through the attraction, retention and development of the best educators. The continuous evaluation and improvement of standards across all schools has ensured that the Taaleem schools have been established as valued cornerstones of their communities. www.taaleem.ae

For more information, please contact: Clive Pierrepont Tel: +971 558097447 Office: +971 4 349 8806 E-mail: cpierrepont@taaleem.ae Website: www.taaleem.ae

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Taaleem Announce New Chief Executive Officer