photo of David A. Wan
 
Title 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.