President and Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Business Publishing
David Wan is chief executive officer of Harvard Business Publishing. He joined the company in this role in July 2002. Wan is a distinguished operating executive with over thirty years of diversified experience in publishing, consulting, and consumer services. He has operated on a global scale in both consumer and educational publishing. Formerly, Wan was president of the Penguin Group, the global consumer book publishing division of Pearson plc. He was responsible for approximately $1.2 billion in revenue from three primary operating divisions in thirteen countries. Prior to joining Pearson plc, Wan held three executive positions at Simon & Schuster, including president of the K-12 educational publishing group. He also held management positions at Arthur Andersen and Paine Webber prior to entering the publishing arena. Wan received a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also serves on the board of governors for the Yale University Press.