Elsevier Appoints New Managing Director of A&G Research Markets

Olivier Dumon leads development of information solutions for researchers

Amsterdam, March 28, 2012 - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced the appointment of Olivier Dumon as the new Managing Director of its Academic and Government Research Markets group. Dumon replaces Jay Katzen, who now manages the Clinical Decision Support department in Elsevier’s Health Sciences division.

Olivier Dumon brings more than 15 years of international experience to Elsevier, among which five years at eBay where he led the company’s product management, vertical strategy and the customer service organization, focusing strongly on improving the eBay search engine. This boosted business in France, after which Oliver moved to eBay’s headquarters in San Jose (California), continuing his search projects on a global scale. After five years he was approached to become the Vice President Product Management of Search and Data at AT&T Interactive. In this role, Olivier launched several initiatives to improve the quality of data and the relevance of the Yellow Pages search engine, resulting in a top 3 ranking of business finder sites in terms of customer satisfaction. Olivier has a MBA from Harvard and a BSc from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Grenoble.

“With his background and experience, Olivier is very well placed to lead the A&G Research Markets group in developing valuable information solutions for researchers,” said Ron Mobed, CEO of Elsevier Science & Technology. “Moreover, his four years in Silicon Valley, where organizations are accustomed to constantly having to adapt to the rapidly changing environment, will certainly be of added value to our company. Over recent years, Elsevier has made significant strides in improving the research experience, for example by extracting more insight from data by introducing analytics functionality and launching the Application Marketplace. Our A&G Research Markets group has played and will continue to play a major role in this process, which places Olivier in a key position in our company.”

Elsevier’s A&G Research Markets group helps researchers within academic and government institutions to be more productive. Among other things, the group is responsible for the development and delivery of the SciVerse platform for scientific search and discovery, which includes SciVerse Hub and Application Marketplace and integrates ScienceDirect and Scopus. SciVerse facilitates collaboration, rewards innovation and generates higher content value. Combined with productivity-enhancing applications, this allows researchers to work more efficiently and enhance their research outcomes.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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