Pearson, the world’s leading training company, today announced the appointment of Sulaehi “Sue” Collor as Chief Strategy Officer. Reporting directly to CEO Andy Byrd, Color will lead strategic planning across the company, advise on key global and business priorities, help improve Pearson’s strategy directly to consumers, and determine future growth. She will also manage the teams responsible for data, mergers and acquisitions, and oversee other investments and partnerships that support Pearson’s strategy. Colora’s appointment takes effect on May 16th.
Collor has more than 15 years of global strategy experience, most recently as Vice President of International Portfolio Strategy and Transformation at Delta Air Lines, where she created and led a new feature focused on international airline partners. While there, Collorou identified and implemented short-term and long-term operational impact through the Delta team and its partners. She has also served as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, where she has managed many of Delta’s strategic and cross-cutting programs.
“Sue brings a strong strategy that drives companies in the consumer and technology sectors,” said Andy Byrd, Pearson’s CEO. “Her experience in building corporate strategy teams and her track record of leading them through large-scale transformations will help Pearson focus on today’s performance and planning for tomorrow.”
“I look forward to working closely with Andy and the executive management team to advance Pearson’s strategy and increase the impact of the company’s remarkable capabilities,” Colloru said. “There has never been a more exciting time to join Pearson, and I am happy to have the opportunity to offer consumers and partners innovative and creative strategic proposals.”
Prior to Delta, Collor was a partner and executive at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management strategy consulting firm. During his more than 13 years at BCG, Collor has worked with many of the world’s leading C-suite technology and telecommunications executives to improve business and operational strategy as well as organizational efficiency.
Collor has experience living and working abroad in Asia, Europe, South America and Canada. She holds an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa in Canada. She has served on several boards and nonprofit boards dedicated to diversity and STEM, including the Jimmy Carter Center Advisory Board, Women in Technology (WIT) and the Engineering Department of the University of Ottawa (Canada). It will be located in Atlanta, Georgia.
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