Roy Jakobs Appointed Elsevier Managing Director, A&G Sales and Customer Marketing
In this role, Jakobs will lead the global sales and marketing organization
Amsterdam, 13 September 2007 – Elsevier today announced the appointment of Roy Jakobs as Managing Director, Academic and Government Sales and Customer Marketing. In this role, Jakobs will lead the global sales and marketing organization working directly with universities and institutions to provide some of the world’s leading research information solutions, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, bibliographic databases such as the CrossFire Beilstein database, and Elsevier’s extensive collection of online books and reference works.
Jakobs brings to his new position relevant experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing from in- and outside the information solutions industry. He most recently served as Director of Strategy, Science and Technology, at Elsevier. Prior to joining Elsevier in 2005 he held various management roles within Shell in several locations across Europe.
“We have tremendous opportunities to create new value for our customers and end users in the research community,” said Jakobs. “Our customers are engaged in some of the most critically important work there is. My highest priority will be to continue to build on our understanding of their content and workflow needs, and create solutions that help them to be more efficient and more effective.”
Roy Jakobs succeeds Frank Vrancken Peeters, Managing Director A&G Sales and Customer Marketing. Jakobs will continue to report to Herman van Campenhout, CEO Elsevier Science and Technology.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.Media Contact
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