By Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO, Coursera
I am delighted to announce that Alan Cardenas will be stepping into the role of General Counsel and Secretary at Coursera, joining our executive team and overseeing the leadership and day-to-day operations of our global legal function.
Since joining the company as Deputy General Counsel in 2021, Alan has managed a global legal team, spearheading the corporate legal function worldwide and chairing the international expansion committee. He also led our response to several global developments and oversaw compliance practices as both a public company and public benefit corporation. I am confident that Alan will continue to provide exceptional counsel to Coursera that will enable us to serve even more learners and institutions around the world. As the first Latinx member of our executive team, we are also delighted that Alan will serve as the executive sponsor of HOLA, our Latinx/Hispanic Employee Resource Group.
Before Coursera, Alan spent more than 13 years at Siemens, including its spinoff Siemens Energy, where he held various leadership positions within the legal function. He holds a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Rutgers University.
As we welcome Alan, I’d like to thank Anne Cappel for her tireless work as General Counsel for more than five years. Anne’s expertise, sound counsel, and steady leadership have been instrumental to our success. She has built a top-notch legal team and laid the foundation that has allowed Coursera to grow into a globally successful public company. Anne will transition into an advisory role at Coursera.
Please join me in congratulating Alan on his new role as General Counsel and in thanking Anne for her invaluable contributions to Coursera.