Karine Allouche Salanon
CEO and General Manager, Pearson English Business Solutions
Karine is Pearson English Business Solutions CEO, an angel investor & an advisor to social ventures.
She has the privilege of leading Pearson English business solutions, partnering with Global Fortune 1000 companies to develop the next generation of global talent in developing countries. She does so by helping business leaders attract, retain and develop a global workforce – providing their teams with the skills to communicate, collaborate and operate in business English.
Karine is a dynamic and dedicated leader focusing on making a positive impact with social responsibility. She offers a wealth experience so promising businesses can better leverage global teams, create new opportunities and fully achieve their market potential. Karine has worked with a diverse group of industry leaders such as Symantec, Oracle, Microsoft, and most recently, Pearson. She has a passion for driving turnarounds by creating high value digital solutions and services.
Karine graduated from the EDHEC Business School in France. She is member of Women’s Leadership in Technology and is an advisor to Silicon Valley start-ups in mobile and social ventures. She is also an advisory board member to EdTech Europe, and a member of the Mentor’s panel at EduGILD, an EdTech Incubator in India.
Karine currently resides in California’s Bay Area with her husband and two children, where she leads a Lean In Circle that facilitates learning among fellow executives and leaders.
Karine Allouche Salanon, the Chief Executive Officer, Pearson English Business Solutions, is a transformational leader with nearly twenty years of experience driving marketing and sales excellence in leading high technology companies. She is currently reshaping Pearson English Business Solutions into a pivotal component of Pearson’s next generation portfolio.
Prior to joining Pearson English Business Solutions, Ms. Salanon was a Microsoft Director, overseeing several parts o the business including global small and medium business partner sales and strategy, the Dynamics CRM business for Central and Eastern Europe and Dynamics partner programs.
Karine Allouche Salanon, the Chief Executive Officer, Pearson English Business Solutions is responsible for transforming her division into a pivotal component of Pearson’s next generation portfolio.