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 global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com
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