Udemy Continues Its Global Expansion with Brazilian Headquarters in Sao Paulo
Office is Company’s First in Latin America
Sao Paulo and San Francisco — June 14, 2018 — Udemy, the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced the opening of its Brazilian headquarters in Sao Paulo. Udemy has over 24 million students and more than 35,000 instructors globally. Brazil is the company’s fastest-growing market in Latin America with over 250 Portuguese courses added to the platform each month. To celebrate the new office opening, the company hosted a launch event in Sao Paulo with a keynote presentation by Kevin H. Johnson, CEO of Udemy.
“We’re delighted to announce the opening of our office in Sao Paulo, which reflects our ongoing commitment to growth and expansion in Brazil,” said Kevin H. Johnson, Udemy CEO. “Having a team in Brazil will allow us to better localize our product and expand our course catalog to meet the unique needs of the Brazilian market. We’re thrilled to be closer to our students and instructors in this important region and take another step in fulfilling our mission of improving lives through learning.”
Economic and workplace trends in Brazil and around the globe are driving strong demand for online learning. Udemy’s recent Skills Gap Report found that two-thirds of Brazilians feel personally impacted by a skills gap and early signs of a post-recession recovery now demand that workers possess the most advanced technology and business skills. The Skills Gap Report also revealed that many Brazilians view online learning as the way to access skills previously out of reach; 64% are turning to online courses to advance their careers.
“The opening of the Udemy office in Brazil is an exciting moment for me, personally and professionally,” said Sergio Agudo, Country Manager for Brazil. “After living and working in Silicon Valley for years, it’s the perfect moment to come back to Brazil and continue to grow Udemy’s impact in my home country. Udemy is committed to ensuring that Brazilians everywhere have access to the skills they need to build their careers and lives.”
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Udemy was founded in 2010 with the aim of improving lives through learning. Udemy is a global marketplace for learning and teaching online where more than 24 million students learn from an extensive library of 80,000 courses taught by expert instructors in over 50 different languages. Whether learning for professional development or personal enrichment, students can master new skills through self-paced, on-demand courses, while instructors have a way to share their knowledge with the world. For companies, Udemy for Business offers subscription access to a collection of business-relevant courses as well as a simple platform to host and distribute their own content in one central place. Udemy is privately owned and headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Ireland, Turkey, and Brazil.