ON THE BOARD: Former Twitter exec Omid Kordestani is new chairman of education publisher Pearson 1

ON THE BOARD: Former Twitter exec Omid Kordestani is new chairman of education publisher Pearson

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ON THE BOARD: Former Twitter exec Omid Kordestani is new chairman of education publisher Pearson


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ON THE BOARD: Former Twitter exec Omid Kordestani is new chairman of education publisher Pearson 2

Pearson has taken on a former Twitter executive to be its chairman as it speeds up a transition to online learning.

Omid Kordestani, 58, will join the education publisher in March and take over from Sidney Taurel at the annual meeting in April.

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He will help spearhead the launch of an online subscription service that contains its 1,500 textbooks. He was chief business officer at Google.

He is also on the board of buy-now-pay-later firm Klarna.

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