Patrick Cescau joins Pearson board

Patrick Cescau is joining the board of Pearson plc, the international media company, as a non-executive director, effective from April 1st.

Mr Cescau is Foods Division Director at Unilever, the global consumer goods company, with sales of £29.2 billion and 295,000 employees.

Commenting on Mr Cescau’s appointment, Dennis Stevenson, chairman of Pearson plc, said: “We are delighted that Patrick has agreed to join us. Patrick's track record at Unilever is truly outstanding. He brings a wealth of commercial and financial experience, from the UK, Europe, Asia and the US, to the board.”

Patrick will put himself forward for reappointment by the shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting on April 26th.

Notes

Patrick Cescau joined Unilever in 1973 and has held positions in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Portugal and the US. He took up his current position in January 2001 having been previously Finance Director of Unilever. He holds a business degree and an MBA from INSEAD.

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