Coursera Appoints Sabrina Simmons to Board of Directors

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Coursera Appoints Sabrina Simmons to Board of Directors

Coursera’s mission is to transform lives through learning. In addition to equipping 47 million learners with skills of the future, we are advancing our mission by partnering with institutions and communities around the world as they tackle challenges posed by digital disruption. Today, we are excited to announce the expansion of our Board as they guide us through this journey in years to come. 

We are proud to welcome Sabrina Simmons as an independent director on the Coursera Board and as Chair of the Audit Committee. Sabrina brings more than 20 years of global leadership experience to our Board, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gap Inc. In her role, she led Gap Inc.’s global financial functions, including corporate financial planning and analysis, treasury, risk management, tax, investor relations, internal auditing, and more. 

“Sabrina brings a wealth of experience guiding iconic brands through growth and expansion. Considering the global nature of the problem we are trying to solve, I look forward to drawing on her insights and financial acumen to build strong corporate planning and resource management discipline,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. 

“I am honored to be joining the Board of a company whose mission has such a lasting impact on our future,” said Simmons. “Jeff and his leadership team have done incredible work growing Coursera into one of the most important companies of our time. I look forward to working with the team through the growth phase as they continue to serve learners and institutions in unique and powerful ways.”

Before coming to Gap, Sabrina was Chief Financial Officer and an executive member of the Board of Directors of Sygen International PLC, a British genetics company. Prior to Sygen, Simmons spent five years at Levi Strauss & Co., where she was Assistant Treasurer. She also spent several years at HP and KPMG. Currently, Sabrina also serves on the Boards of Directors for Williams-Sonoma Inc., Columbia Sportswear Company, and e.l.f. Beauty Inc. A proud and active alumna, she sits on the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business Advisory Board. Sabrina earned her bachelor’s degree at Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA.