Head of Strategic Partnerships , Pearson Education, UK
Ben is responsible for positioning Pearson as trusted education advisers and developing strategic business partnerships with government entities and strategic partners in the region.
He has extensive expertise in client needs analysis focusing on better understanding a strategic partner’s education priorities and helping to provide education solutions that help to improve learner outcomes. Ben is passionate about education and helping people make progress in their lives through learning and has lived and worked in the UAE for the past twelve years, seven of which have been with Pearson.
Ben’s recent focus has been on future skills and employability and helping organisations reach their full potential with customisable services and resources for recruiting new talent, (Psychometric Assessments) training and developing existing work forces (Up-skilling solutions through Professional short courses & qualifications) and assessing and encouraging career progress.
Ben is and advocate for the need to embrace lifelong learning, continuously acquiring new knowledge and skills to thrive in an ever-changing and increasingly connected world. Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree double major from Otago University in New Zealand and is currently applying to start an EMBA at London Business School, September 2019.
Ben resides in Dubai, UAE with his wife, and is a very keen sportsman, passionate about rugby and cricket and recently completed an ultra-marathon in Annapurna, Nepal.