Genius Group appoints digital media and technology veteran
SINGAPORE, April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Genius Group Limited (“Genius Group” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: GNS), a leading global education and education, today announced the appointment of Brad Warkins as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective April 25, 2022.
Prior to joining Genius Group, Mr. Warkins served as President of Gaia, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA), one of the world’s largest video-on-demand services producing and curating original content in the conscious media space, serving 821,000 subscribers in 185 countries. In his role as President, from 2015-2021, Mr. Warkins drove digital transformation, led all acquisition integrations and international expansions, and negotiated and managed Gaia’s most valuable multi-platform partnership deals, in addition to lead all technologies and operations. Previously, Mr. Warkins served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of successor company Gaia, Gaiam, Inc., from 2006 to 2015, President of Conscious Media, Inc. from 1999 to 2006, Director of Electronic Commerce for Corporate Express from 1998 to 1999, and Director at Accenture from 1991 to 1998.
“Brad is a great addition to our already brilliant team,commented Roger James Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Genius Group. “His extensive operational experience in building high-growth businesses will prove invaluable as we move forward with the integration of our acquisitions and work to rapidly expand our operations globally.”
“I am delighted to join Genius Group and this fantastic team,Mr. Warkins added. “Roger and the Genius Group team have built a remarkable foundation. I am thrilled to be part of building Roger’s vision for the future of global education.”
About Genius Group
Genius Group is a global leader in information technology and education, whose mission is to disrupt the current model of education with a lifelong learning program centered on the that prepares students for the leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. The group has more than 2.7 million students in 200 countries, aged 0 to 100. The Group consists of four pre-IPO companies (the “Pre-IPO Group”) and will include four companies to be acquired at or shortly after the closing of the Company’s IPO (the “Acquisitions IPO”). Two of these four IPO acquisitions, Education Angels and Property Investors Network, have already been completed.
Our pre-IPO group’s entrepreneur training system was delivered virtually and in-person, in multiple languages, locally and globally, primarily through the company’s custom-built, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered GeniusU Edtech platform. pre-IPO group for adults seeking to develop their entrepreneurial and leadership qualities.
The pre-IPO group includes Genius Group, GeniusU, Entrepreneurs Institute and Entrepreneur Resorts. This group of entrepreneur training companies has grown through organic growth and acquisitions, with a focus on adding value to each company through GeniusU, which is being developed to provide recommendations and personal AI-based advice to each student. The pre-IPO group is now expanding its educational system to age groups beyond its current adult audience, to children and young adults. The four IPO acquisitions will be the first steps towards this. They will include: Education Angels, which offers early learning in New Zealand for children aged 0-5; E-Square, which provides primary and secondary education in South Africa; Antelope Valley University, which grants professional certifications and college degrees in California, USA; and Property Investors Network, which offers courses and events on property investment in England.
Genius Group’s current plan is to combine the education programs of the IPO acquisitions with its current education programs and its Edtech platform under a lifelong learning system, and it has selected these acquisitions because they already share aspects of the Genius program and its focus on the entrepreneur. education.
This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s final prospectus for its initial public offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.
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