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Pearson today announces the appointment of Sidney Taurel as its new Chairman.

Sidney Taurel is a board director and chairman of the Compensation Committee at both IBM Corporation and McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. He is senior advisor at global investment bank Moelis & Co and an advisory board member at pharmaceutical firms Takeda Pharmaceutical and Almirall.

He was chief executive officer of global pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company from 1998 until 2008, Chairman of the business from 1999 until 2008, and has been Chairman Emeritus since 2009.

"We are delighted to have in Sidney a new chair with strong experience of global business and markets, used to leading in a complex regulatory...