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  • Melbourne, Australia

Desire2Learn Opens Asia-Pacific Regional Headquarters in Melbourne

Press Release

Desire2Learn Appoints Ian Smissen, Director of Operations, Asia-Pacific, and Peter Kokkinos, Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific, To Lead New International Office

Desire2Learn Australia Pty Ltd (“Desire2Learn”), a leader in providing innovative learning solutions, today announced the opening of its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Melbourne. The new office expands the company’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region and furthers Desire2Learn’s mission to support lifelong learning in international markets. Ian Smissen, Desire2Learn’s Director of Operations, Asia-Pacific and Peter Kokkinos Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific will lead operations in the new location.

Desire2Learn is a global leader in cloud-based learning solutions with over 700 clients wordwide. Over 8 million learners in higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and Fortune 1000 corporations use Desire2Learn’s technology to quickly produce engaging rich media content and personalise learning experiences.

The Melbourne office provides Desire2Learn Australia with a centralised location for sales, support and professional services teams to deliver high-quality customer service to the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific client-base. The company further solidified its investment in the region through recent installations of state of the art data centres in Sydney and Melbourne that provide cloud-based SaaS solutions for clients.

“Desire2Learn’s vision and technology has clearly resonated in the Australian market and we have significantly grown our presence in the region over the last twelve months,” said Ian Smissen at Desire2Learn. “With a strong presence in Melbourne, we’ll be able to better support local customers and provide them with higher- quality learning solutions. Melbourne is an ideal location for our Asia-Pacific base, and we look forward attracting world-class talent that will help us deliver positive impact to our customers.”

The new office is located at:

Desire2Learn Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 501, 1 Queens Road,
Melbourne, Australia 3004
Direct Number (03) 9092 4400.

About Desire2Learn Australia Pty Ltd.

Desire2Learn Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of Desire2Learn Incorporated. Desire2Learn is helping to transform the way the world learns. We provide the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire learners lifelong. We help our clients break down barriers to accessing the highest quality learning experiences, including being recognised for our leadership on accessibility. Desire2Learn is a global leader in cloud (SaaS) based learning solutions and provides an open and extensible platform to over 700 clients and over 8 million learners in universities, colleges, schools, healthcare, government and the corporate sector including the Fortune 1000. Desire2Learn has personnel in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil and Singapore. For more information or to contact us, visit

Press Contacts:

Virginia Jamieson
Head of Global Communications, D2L Ltd.
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Twitter: @Desire2Learn, @D2LNews
Ian Smissen
Director of Operations, Asia-Pacific, Desire2Learn Australia Pty Ltd.

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