MARJORIE SCARDINO Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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Name: Dame Marjorie Morris Scardino                                               
Born: 25 January 1947                                                             
Dame Marjorie Morris Scardino (born 25 January 1947) is the CEO of                 
Pearson PLC. She became the first female Chief Executive of a FTSE 100 company     
when she was appointed CEO of Pearson in 1997. She is also a non-executive         
director of Nokia and former CEO of the Economist Group.                           
Scardino is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of San Francisco   
School of Law and the winner of the 2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal. Before 1985     
she was the editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, The Georgia Gazette.   
She is also a trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum, serves on the board       
of the MacArthur Foundation and the Carter Center, and is an Honorary Fellow of   
the Royal Society of Arts.                                                         
In 2007 she has been listed 17th on the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful       
women in the World.