Avant Assessment, US. Robert (Bob) Davis has recently joined the team at Avant Assessment as director of international pathways. Avant Assessment develops and delivers language proficiency solutions that improve language teaching and learning including computer-adaptive proficiency assessments in 45+ languages, professional learning for educators, and remote proctoring. This new role at the organisation focuses on creating pathways for global learners which recognise and celebrate their multi-lingual skills. Bob previously served as global CEO of Mandarin Matrix and executive director of the College Board’s International Division. Bob has worked and studied in China and has overseen partnerships between US and Chinese education entities which foster collaboration and mutual understanding. Bob is based in Chicago and has served as manager of World Languages and International Studies programs at Chicago Public Schools, as well as China advisor to the former Mayor Richard M. Daley. “I am thrilled to join Avant and to expand their global footprint.”