• Dr. Zoubir Yazid
  • Managing Director, ETS Global

A special message

It is for me a great honor to have the possibility to communicate to all of you, in the new TOEFL® web magazine of our esteemed partner CIEE.

As Managing Director of ETS Global BV, the subsidiary and right-arm of ETS, designer of the TOEFL® and TOEIC tests, I hold the responsibility to distribute these major English assessments throughout the whole Europe Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) region. We also support the business in Asia through our local offices and in Canada.

At ETS Global BV, we strongly support ETS’ mission to advance education worldwide. And we also have a commitment to create substantial and lasting change in society.

Today, mastering the world-leading exchange language is critical to achieve one’s education and key to develop one’s communication skills both for professional and personal purposes. Japan has understood this compelling need more than 40 years ago and we feel admiring of the efforts and implication of the Japanese students, parents and educators to reach this goal.

The accomplishments of CIEE in Japan in expanding the TOEFL Product line show the deep motivation of all of you to be at the top. And I would like to encourage you all in your permanent efforts, despite the number of adverse circumstances you have had to face for the past two years.

We are grateful to have such students, parents and educators with learning and teaching appetites that help us to shape our English-language assessments for a worldwide seamless communication, and in the end, a better world to live in.

Dr. Zoubir Yazid
Managing Director, ETS Global

Dr. ZoubirYazid, Managing Director of ETS Global, manages the ETS global subsidiary offices in the Asia Pacific; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Canada. He is based at the ETS Global BV headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Previously, he worked at ETS’s Princeton headquarters for nearly four years in a variety of positions including Director of Learning & Development; Director of Strategic Workforce Solutions Project Management; Executive Director of Client Relations; and Associate Vice President, Global division. He also has worked in the New York office of Accenture,in the nonprofit sector for international programs, as a teacher of university courses in international relations and international business, and for a governmental organization.

Yazid’s achievements in the professional arena include a range of competencies and certifications, including the International Organizational & Systems Development Certification (2006), the Project Management Professional Certification (2005), the Northeastern University Advanced Project Management Certification (2005) and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business (1996–present).

Yazid holds a B.A. in international relations, an M.A. in strategic studies, an MBA in organizational behavior and international management, and a Ph.D. in political science.

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