Kumsal Bayazit

Kumsal Bayazit

Kumsal Bayazit was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Elsevier in February 2019. She is Co-Chair of Elsevier's Inclusion & Diversity Board with Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet.

Kumsal has held multiple positions with RELX since 2004, most recently as Regional President Europe, Middle East and Africa at Reed Exhibitions. Before joining Reed Exhibitions in 2016, Kumsal was RELX Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for driving strategic initiatives, technology strategy and portfolio management. Prior to that she served in several operational and strategic roles with LexisNexis.

Kumsal also chairs the Technology Forum at RELX. Prior to joining RELX, Kumsal spent several years at Bain & Company in their New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Sydney offices.

Kumsal earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with honors.

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