As per the role, Siddharth Banerjee will work towards strengthening Pearson’s D2C strategy and digital proposition in India and Asia while helping to build a direct relationship with the education ecosystem.
Pearson has announced the appointment of Siddharth Banerjee as the new Managing Director for India and Asia. India is a key market for Pearson’s global growth strategy and Siddharth is slated to play an instrumental role in accelerating the digital transition journey of Pearson with a key focus on strengthening its higher education portfolio. He will take on this new role effective 6th July 2021.
Siddharth will be joining Pearson from Games24x7 where he is the Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer. Previously, Banerjee has held leadership positions at organizations like Facebook, Vodafone, and Unilever, bringing over 21 years of international experience in leading consumer-centric, technology-based businesses. This will prove instrumental in charting out Pearson’s digital transformation journey in Asia in the years ahead.
Announcing the appointment, Tim Bozik, Global President, Higher Ed, Pearson, said, “We are delighted to appoint Siddharth as our new Managing Director for Pearson in India and Asia. India is a key strategic market for Pearson and we are confident that his vast experience will be valuable as Pearson strengthens its focus on constructing a vibrant digital education ecosystem. Today, India’s higher education sector is at the cusp of tremendous digital transformation and Siddharth’s strong knowledge and experience in consumer & technology will contribute significantly to our renewed digital strategy.”
Commenting on his appointment, Siddharth 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 region’s 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, Siddharth 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.