Meet the team that makes Pearson English Business Solutions thrive.

Their expertise is wide-ranging—from global business to learning to technology—but their goal is a singular one: to help our clients achieve success. Read on to learn about the minds behind the award-winning cloud-based Business English solution that global leaders rely on.

Karine Allouche Salanon Senior Vice President, Pearson English Corporate Channel

Karine Allouche Salanon

General Manager, Pearson English Business Solutions

Karine is Pearson English Business Solutions General Manager, 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.

 Valentine Del Roubaix, Director, Managed Services

Valentine de Roubaix

Director Customer Delivery and Support

Valentine joined the Pearson English Business Solutions team in January 2008, as a Customer Success Manager and Team Lead for our Latin and North America CSM teams. Since January 2014, she leads our Managed Service department and is in charge of our Customer Success, Customer Support, Shared Services and Professional Services areas.  She brings over 9 years of expertise, passion and enthusiasm in terms of Customer Success and Services. Prior to Pearson English Business Solutions, Ms. de Roubaix worked for a private Mexican company specialized in selling and implementing Education Technology solutions. She also spent 5 years working for the Mexico government. She graduated in Political Sciences and International Relations, and holds a Specialized Diploma in European Studies, from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium). She is fluent in French, Spanish and English.

 Dean Cooper, Director of Sales, US and Canada

Dean Cooper

Market Leader, Americas

Dean has been working in the learning and talent development industry for more than 20 years. His experience spans more than two decades working with some of the world’s largest organizations to implement solutions that meet the learning objectives of their global audiences. As Senior Director of Sales, Mr. Cooper is responsible for the overall management of direct sales, account management and support in the USA and Canada. Dean has lived in Asia, Europe and the USA and is energized by interacting with people from all different parts of the world. Dean completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Manchester.


Giancarlo Martini

Sales Director, EMEA

Giancarlo has more than 15 years of professional experience: both in the petroleum industry, as well as the roles leading up to his current position as Sales Director, EMEA. He joined Pearson English in 2008 and has held several roles in the organization in Europe. Currently, he is responsible for the overall management of direct sales in EMEA. Mr. Martini has dual citizenship (Italy/USA) and has lived around the world, in Costa Rica, Italy, and the United Sates. Mr. Martini completed his undergraduate studies in International Business at Gannon University and his MBA at Clemson University.

Business Leader of Asia Pacific & Japan regions

Tenny Lam

Business Leader of Asia Pacific & Japan regions

Tenny has over 20 years of experience managing technology, internet software, education and HR services business across a variety of industries and regions with the CEO, CTO, Sales & General Management capacity, in organizations ranging from VC-backed start-ups to large multinational and government state-owned corporations. Before Pearson English, Tenny held the position of Chief Executive Officer of – a 2,500 employee online recruitment & HR RPO company. Tenny was the GM of Ecosystem & Channel Development of SAP Greater China, Greater China Head of SAP Education, Oracle University's China Country Sales Leader, Sales Director of Kingdee Software International Business Unit, VP & CTO at China Resources Group. Tenny is an executive coach and holds an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in addition to a Masters of Management in Technology Management from Macquarie University of Australia. He completed the senior leadership training program from INSEAD, Certified Executive Coach training program from International Coach Federation (ICF).

The Pearson English partnership has enabled us to improve our Business English on a global scale, resulting in additional market opportunities and ROI.

— John Johns, HR Director, Americas at CSC

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