Vikas Singh appointed as the Managing Director of Pearson in India
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 willtake on his new role effective September 2017 and will replace Deepak Mehrotra,the current Managing Director, who is moving on to pursue his interests inother sectors.
Announcingthe new appointment of Vikas Singh, Giovanni Giovannelli, President -Growth Market, Pearson, said, “We are pleased to appoint VikasSingh as the new Managing Director for Pearson in India. In the past, Vikas hadsuccessfully led one of the core verticals, Higher Education and TestPreparation, and augmented its portfolio in India. With his incredible strongknowledge and experience in managing various portfolios across marketing,operations and business management, we are confident that he will contributesignificantly to Pearson India’s renewed strategy on transforming millions oflives through meaningful and innovative learning.”
Vikas Singhhas held various important assignments with leading organisations such asLakme, Gillette, Hutch and Airtel. Prior to joining Pearson India, Vikas headedthe Indian operations for Kimberly Clark as
the ManagingDirector. His cross-industry experience will help relook at Pearson’s Indiastrategy with a new lens.
Commentingon his appointment, Vikas Singh, said, “I am excited and honoured totake on this new role. There is a huge opportunity for us as a company to contributeto the emerging and evolving Indian education landscape and provide access tobetter quality education to the learners. Our aim is to take world class globalproducts and services from our lines of business and other geographies andbring them to India to meet the growing need for high-quality learningresources. I look forward to further strengthen our business and partner withour stakeholders to lead Pearson’s growth story.”
Vikas holdsa graduate degree in Chemistry from St. Stephens College, University of Delhiand a Post-Graduate degree in Management from Faculty of Management Studies,University of Delhi.