Executive Vice President, Operations
Adriaan Roosen was appointed Executive Vice President, Operations in May 2009 and is responsible for Elsevier's global production, customer service and the distribution of all print and online books and journals. He originally joined Elsevier in March 2008 to lead the global customer services and warehousing teams in St Louis, Oxford and Singapore. He brings to Elsevier years of senior management and operational experience in a variety of international businesses including Quark, Vertis, RR Donnelley and Modus Media, covering graphic arts, print, advertising, publishing and business process outsourcing.
Between 1983 and 1991, Adriaan served as the Industrial Commissioner to the Netherlands Investment Agency, charged with attracting high tech US businesses and investments to the Netherlands to improve the country’s industrial infrastructure and technology base. After graduating in International Law at Tilburg University, in the Netherlands, Adriaan launched his career as an attorney in 1977 at DSM, a Dutch multinational chemical company, where he handled international technology licensing and supplier contracts and ran international product liability cases against suppliers in Europe and the US. As of September 2010, after being based in the US for many years, Adriaan is back in Amsterdam, where he also serves as Head of House.
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