Elsevier Names CEO of Science & Technology Division

Amsterdam, 23rd March 2011 – Elsevier, a leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services today announced the appointment of Ron Mobed as Chief Executive Officer, Science & Technology, based in Amsterdam.

Ron Mobed joins Elsevier most recently from Cengage Learning, where he was President of the Academic & Professional group, and from Information Handling Services (IHS), where he was Co-President and Chief Operating Officer and ran IHS Energy division. Previously he was at Schlumberger, where he had a number of senior roles in business development, information management and as Global Vice President and General Manager of Schlumberger’s Information Management business. Mobed is a native of the UK and has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the US. He is a graduate of Imperial College London and Trinity College, Cambridge. Mobed will join Elsevier effective 4 April.

“In Ron, we are fortunate to have an executive who has experience in leading global science and technology content businesses, as well as a track record in leveraging quality information, technology and customer insight to create valuable solutions for customers,” said Erik Engstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier. “I am confident that his highly relevant experience and knowledge of many of our markets around the world will serve us well.”

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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