Pearson Names Siddharth Banerjee As MD For India & Asia

Pearson Names Siddharth Banerjee As MD For India & Asia

Pearson has appointed Siddharth Banerjee as the new Managing Director for India and Asia.


Banerjee will work towards strengthening Pearson's Direct To Consumer (D2C) strategy and Digital proposition in the region while building a direct relationship with the education ecosystem in the region.


The appointment is a testament to Pearson's commitment as a digital-first company, to keep up with changing times as it enters a new era following significant investments in technology and comprehensive business restructuring globally.


Banerjee will be joining Pearson from Games24x7, one of India's leading gaming companies where he is the Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. Previously, Siddharth has held leadership positions at organisations like Facebook, Vodafone and Unilever and he brings over 21 years of rich, international experience in leading consumer-centric, technology-based businesses, which will prove instrumental in charting out Pearson's digital transformation journey in Asia in the years ahead.


Commenting on his appointment, Banerjee, said, "These are exciting times for the education sector in India and Asia and I look forward to working with my team in transforming the regions focus as a digital first company. There is a huge opportunity for us to contribute to the emerging and evolving digital Indian education landscape and we have a job cut out for ourselves and I along with my team will leverage our strengths that are in line with the rise in online and digital learning, as well as addressing the workforce skills gap across the emerging economies in Asia.



An alumnus of La Martiniere College, Lucknow, Banerjee has earned his MBA from FMS- Delhi and coupled it with executive education from ISB-Hyderabad, IIM-Ahmedabad, and the Harvard Business School. He has also been a Chevening Scholar at the University of Oxford. Siddharth is also a bestselling author, a regular at industry jury panels and a mentor to start-up founders.


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