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Andrew Phillips appointed head of Penguin International

The Bookseller is reporting that Andrew Phillips, the deputy CEO of Dorling Kindersley, has been appointed the new head of Penguin International, filling a vacancy left by the ouster of David Davidar. Phillips, who will be based in Delhi, will oversee Penguin’s operations in developing markets in India, Africa, and the Middle East.

From The Bookseller:

Phillips joined DK in 2003 as managing director of international publishing and licensing, moving up to the deputy c.e.o. role last year. He previously worked in entertainment software company Electronic Arts and at McGraw-Hill.

Penguin Group chairman and c.e.o. John Makinson said he was “absolutely delighted” that Phillips had agreed to take on the role. “He has a wealth of international experience and has enjoyed a very successful track record at DK. He will become one of Penguin’s four regional ceos around the world.”

Presumably, the four CEOs referred to by Makinson are Penguin U.K. CEO Peter Field, Penguin U.S. CEO David Shanks, Penguin Australia CEO Gabrielle Coyne, and Phillips himself. Penguin has yet to name Davidar’s successor as president of Penguin Canada.