Pearson, a UK-based transnational education company has announced the appointment of Vinay Kumar Swamy, as the new Country Head for India. Vinay, an alumnus of Bangalore University and a chartered accountant by qualification has been with Pearson for more than seven years and now in his new role, he will be leading its journey of becoming a digital-first online learning, skilling and assessment company.
Marlene Olsavsky, Senior Vice President, of High Education International, Pearson, said, “Due to its increasing number of English-speaking individuals and the high global demand for its students and skilled workforce, India is a very important market for Pearson. Vinay’s deep understanding of the industry, along with his experience at Pearson, will be a strategic lynchpin in our mission to accelerate digital learning as well as workforce upskilling in the region.”
Commenting on his appointment, Vinay Kumar Swamy, Senior Director and Country Head, Pearson India, said, “The education sector in India is going through paradigm shifts, fuelled by the digital-first mindset and preference of consumers, enterprises as well as the government. I am excited to embark on this new role with Pearson, at a time when the organization is playing a crucial role of an enabler and a catalyst of change, as India embraces new ways of digital learning, development, and upskilling.”