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For Immediate Release: 31 January 2012
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Pearson VUE appoints Matthew Poyiadgi as Managing Director for Europe

London, U.K., January 31, 2012 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, has announced the appointment of Matthew Poyiadgi as Managing Director for Europe.

Matthew has over 20 years of experience working for international IT and computer-based testing companies, having established successful teams and customer partnerships to deliver new products and launch global programmes.

In addition to growing existing programmes and seeking new partnerships across the continent, Matthew's efforts will also contribute to Pearson VUE's global success.

Speaking of his appointment, Matthew said: “I am delighted to join Pearson VUE and to lead a team of truly exceptional talent. The company has enjoyed significant pan-Europe success in recent years and I look forward to continuing this in 2012 and beyond.”

Matthew is also recognised as a speaker on technology trends and how technology is changing the way we live and work.

Suzana Lopes has been named as the company's Managing Director for New Markets. Within her role, Suzana is responsible for activity in new markets worldwide, such as those in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Suzana and her team will build on the company’s recent successes, such as the development of test centre partnerships across Africa, the opening of a Dubai office and agreements with oranisations based in the Middle East.

Dr. Gary Gates, Senior Vice President, Global Business at Pearson VUE, commented: “Matthew will be an integral part of Pearson VUE’s efforts across Europe. His expertise and extensive industry knowledge will prove vital to increasing our footprint and providing clients with an even better service.”

He continued: “I am delighted that Suzana is leading our efforts throughout new markets. Her record of helping to establish and grow international programmes makes her ideally placed to lead our activity across these regions, and improve careers and lives through computer-based testing.”

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.co.uk) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centres in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

Last updated 2012-01-31