Sevak, educational leader, named as next CEO and president of ETS

Lawrence Township-based Educational Testing Service‘s board of trustees on Monday named Amit Sevak as its seventh CEO and president, effective June 15. Sevak will succeed Walt MacDonald, who has served as CEO and president since 2014.

“Amit is a transformational leader — I am excited about the experience and commitment to our mission that he will bring to ETS,” said Jeffrey Sine, chair of the ETS board of trustees. “I am confident Amit will be an inspiration to colleagues and customers as the organization moves forward in its work to advance access, quality and equity in education and learning worldwide.”

Sevak has held leadership roles around the world, including at the University of Europe in Madrid, INTI International University & Colleges in Kuala Lumpur and Universidad Tecnológica de México in Mexico City. He has served with many nonprofits, including Cambiar Education, CitiBridge and Education Design Lab. More recently, he provided coaching and capital to edtech startups throughout the world at Mindset Global.

“I have long believed in the incredible power of learning that is embodied in the mission of ETS,” Sevak said. “ETS enables education opportunities for millions of individuals all over the world, I am honored to join the ETS family in advancing this vital mission.”