Glen Moreno

Glen Moreno, 65, was appointed chairman of Pearson in October 2005. He is also the senior independent director of Man Group plc and has been a non-executive director there since 1994. He is a director of Fidelity International and chairman of its Audit Committee. 

From 1987 to 1991 he was chief executive of Fidelity International, one of the world's most successful investment and financial information companies, recruited to lead its international expansion. Before that, he spent 18 years at Citigroup in Europe and Asia.

Citigroup, 1969 - 1987

Over an 18-year career, Moreno held senior positions at Citigroup in Europe and Asia. During that period Citigroup became the leading international bank in Europe, developed a significant Australian business and expanded in South East Asia and India. In the early 1980s he moved to London as a member of Citigroup's Policy Committee and as group executive for investment banking, responsible for corporate finance and trading operations.

Fidelity International, 1987 - 1991

Moreno was recruited by Fidelity's owner Ned Johnson to lead the company's programme of international expansion. With his successor, Barry Bateman, he launched the company's hallmark global product range, Fidelity Funds.

Other roles

Since retiring as chief executive of Fidelity International in 1991, Moreno has held a number of roles in large international businesses. He remains a director of Fidelity International, and chairs its Audit Committee.

He has been a non-executive director of Man Group plc, the FTSE100 financial services group, since 1994, and is now the senior independent director. There he was involved in the successful demerger of Man's traditional commodities trading businesses to focus on investment management and brokerage.

He was a trustee to The Prince of Liechtenstein and Liechtenstein Global Trusts, which combines the family's banking and investment activities. LGT is a successful private banking and wealth management business in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He retired from this role in April 2008.

He is also a governor of The Ditchley Foundation, founded in 1958 to advance Anglo-American links, which has since broadened to involve nations from all over the world.

An American national, he divides his time between the US and the UK.

Other details

Born: 1943, California

Education:

  • 1965: Stanford University, BA with distinction
  • 1966: Delhi University, Rotary Foundation Fellow
  • 1969: Harvard Law School, JD