Margaret Pederson is in Independent Corporate Director for appointment.
Pederson is an experienced director who serves on public and private company boards.
As Vice Chair of Xamax, Pederson combines her experience as a corporate director with her consulting skills to focus on strategy, business development, marketing and innovation, adding value to move Xamax to next level of success and sophistication.
Pederson focuses on transforming organizations to meet 21st century opportunities and challenges: identifying emerging customer needs, addressing the impact on disruptive technology, understanding competitive changes, creating new market opportunities and repositioning mature businesses.
Recognized as a “Director to Watch” by Directors & Boards, Margaret Pederson has demonstrated professional experience in strategy, business development, M&A, marketing and innovation for a wide range of industry sectors. She complements traditional board composition through this functional expertise in both B2B and B2C and works in a collaborative manner that adds value to boards. She has both domestic and international operating and business development experience in stand-alone and large multi-divisional companies.
Pederson speaks and writes on a variety of topics affecting board leadership including Innovation in the Boardroom, Strategy as a Board Responsibility, Digital Emergence in the Boardroom, and Best Practices for Boards of Public, Private, and Family Companies.
Her business experience includes being Division President of PRIMEDIA (NYSE) and senior operating roles at Reed Elsevier, now RELX Group PLC (London) and RELX NV (Amsterdam) running divisions in technology, entertainment, manufacturing and consumer products. She has domestic and international operating and business development experience and has led operations in Canada, development efforts in Europe and Asian and lived in London, Paris, Tokyo and Manila.
Pederson holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Honors Program at University of Virginia, a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a General Course degree from The London School of Economics with a focus in international law and business.