Sidney Taurel holds the position of Chairman at Pearson Plc and Chairman of Pearson Education, Inc. (a subsidiary of Pearson Plc). Mr. Taurel is also on the board of International Business Machines Corp., The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Inc., RCA Tennis Championships and H.I.G. Acquisition Corp. and Member of The Business Council and Member of The Business Roundtable.
Sidney Taurel previously occupied the position of Chairman-Emeritus at Eli Lilly & Co. and Executive Vice President-Pharmaceutical Division at Eli Lilly International Corp. (a subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Co.), Member of President's Export Council and Member of Homeland Security Advisory Council.
He received an undergraduate degree from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris and an MBA from Columbia Business School.