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.”
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, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help 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.
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