Victor Lam joins Elsevier Asia Pacific

Amsterdam, 24 July 2006 – Elsevier, a world-leading scientific and healthcare publisher, announced today the appointment of Victor Lam as the new Managing Director of Elsevier Health Sciences in Greater China. Reporting to Managing Director Health Sciences, Asia Pacific, Lex Rozenbroek, Mr Lam will also assume the role of board member of Elsevier Health Sciences Asia Pacific.

Based in Beijing, Mr Lam will commence his new position on July 24 when he will take over from Fergus Hall, who moves to focus on the growth in Australia, New Zealand and Korea. Mr Lam brings with him a wealth of health industry experience, vision, business development, and sales and marketing skills to complete the region’s team. His leadership will be instrumental in driving growth across one of Elsevier’s fastest growing markets.

Born in 1964, Mr Lam has more than 18 years’ experience in the health industry, predominantly gained with Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD). Most recently, he was Senior Business Management Director Asia Pacific and responsible for leading an access and distribution team to develop commercial and distribution strategy, market intelligence and new product launch decisions and strategy. He also established and led the e-business team to develop corporate websites and e-marketing programs in China. Previously, he held other senior roles with MSD, including National Sales Director and Marketing Director.

Commenting on Mr Lam’s appointment, Lex Rozenbroek said: “We are delighted to welcome Mr Lam to Elsevier and believe his insight, knowledge and experience across the healthcare industry will prove invaluable to the company. His leadership will continue to fuel the ambitious goals we have set for this key region.”

Mr Lam said: “Healthcare research and knowledge dissemination fuel the development of better health services in this region. China, Hong Kong and Taiwan are all undertaking intensive research and scientific discovery, and I’m excited to be able to work toward supporting that as part of Elsevier. Elsevier’s commitment to disclose the best of global scientific research literature is truly impressive and I am honored and excited to be joining such a strong and professional team.”

Mr Lam holds a Professional Diploma in Occupational Therapy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an MBA from East Asia Open University, Macau. About Elsevier

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