Manwani is Chief Operating Officer of global consumer products company Unilever, and also Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 8, 2013
Pearson, the world's leading learning company, yesterday announced the appointment of Harish Manwani as an independent non-executive director, effective October 1, 2013. Manwani is Chief Operating Officer of global consumer products company Unilever, a role he assumed in 2011, and serves on the company's Executive Board.
He joined Unilever in 1976 as a marketing management trainee in India, and has since held senior management roles around the world, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Manwani is also Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever (HUL), and serves on the board of Whirlpool Corporation in the US. He is also a director of the Indian School of Business, the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore, and The Human Capital Leadership Institute in Singapore.
Pearson Chairman Glen Moreno said: "Harish brings to Pearson a deep knowledge of emerging markets, an understanding of the rapidly growing middle class in those countries, and senior experience in a successful global organisation. This background is very relevant to our transformation of Pearson into the world's leading learning company."
Manwani is an Honours graduate from Bombay University and holds a Masters degree in management studies. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.Own BestMediaInfo Android app for fastest updates and breaking news. Click here to download for free.