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David Levin      

Former CEO of McGraw Hill

David Levin is the former president and CEO of McGraw-Hill Education from 2014-2017. Levin sought to drive the company's ongoing transition from a traditional educational publisher to a full-spectrum digital education company. He has been a vocal proponent of the use of digital and adaptive technology in education.

Prior to joining McGraw-Hill Education, Levin served as CEO of UBM plc.Levin succeeded Clive Hollick as the CEO of UBM plc on 5 April 2005. At UBM Levin set out to focus on building the business in emerging markets and live events, such as exhibitions, by buying smaller companies and selling print titles. He also encouraged the company to use digital media and mobile technologies.

Under his direction, UBM secured its position as one of the world's largest events businesses having expanded into new and emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Prior to his time at UBM, Levin served as CEO of Symbian plc beginning in April 2002, when the company built the operating system to power the first generation of smartphones.He also held senior positions at Psion, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Apax Partners, Universal Grinding Wheels of Stafford and Bain & Company.

He was on the finance committee of the Oxford University Press.

Levin has a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University (1983), and an MBA from Stanford University (1984).

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