Vikas Singh appointed as the Managing Director of Pearson in India

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New Delhi, September 08, 2017: Pearson, World’s leading learning company, is delighted to announce the appointment of Vikas Singh as the new Managing Director in India. Vikas will be spearheading the operations and driving the overall growth and profitability of Pearson in India. Vikas is a seasoned business leader with 25 years of deep management experience and wide business perspectives developed working across locations and sectors. In his new role, he will play a crucial role in making this region emerge as one of the most significant contributors to Pearson’s global growth strategy.

Vikas will take on his new role effective September 2017 and will replace Deepak Mehrotra, the current Managing Director, who is moving on to pursue his interests in other sectors.

Announcing the new appointment of Vikas Singh, Giovanni Giovannelli, President – Growth Market, Pearson, said, “We are pleased to appoint Vikas Singh as the new Managing Director for Pearson in India. In the past, Vikas had successfully led one of the core verticals, Higher Education and Test Preparation, and augmented its portfolio in India. With his incredible strong knowledge and experience in managing various portfolios across marketing, operations and business management, we are confident that he will contribute significantly to Pearson India’s renewed strategy on transforming millions of lives through meaningful and innovative learning.”

Vikas Singh has held various important assignments with leading organisations such as Lakme, Gillette, Hutch and Airtel. Prior to joining Pearson India, Vikas headed the Indian operations for Kimberly Clark as the Managing Director. His cross-industry experience will help relook at Pearson’s India strategy with a new lens.

Commenting on his appointment, Vikas Singh, said, “I am excited and honoured to take on this new role. There is a huge opportunity for us as a company to contribute to the emerging and evolving Indian education landscape and provide access to better quality education to the learners. Our aim is to take world class global products and services from our lines of business and other geographies and bring them to India to meet the growing need for high-quality learning resources. I look forward to further strengthen our business and partner with our stakeholders to lead Pearson’s growth story.”

Vikas holds a graduate degree in Chemistry from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi and a Post-Graduate degree in Management from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

About Pearson India

Founded in 1844, Pearson is the world’s learning company, with 35,000 employees across 70 countries worldwide. We have expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.  Our unique insight and world-class expertise comes from our long history of working closely with teachers, learners, researchers, authors, and thought leaders. Our products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day.

We are organized around three key stages of learning – a) K-12, b) Higher education and test preparation and c) Vocational and professional education. Established in India since 1998, Pearson has introduced its wide range of products and services in educational institutes as well as directly to the learners. To know more about us visit in.pearson.com and follow us on www.facebook.com/PearsonIn  and https://twitter.com/PearsonIn.