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Elsevier Appoints Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy

London | 22 April 2024

Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and analytics, announced today the appointment of Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy, effective immediately.

As an established senior executive with a track record of driving transformation and growth, Kieran joins Elsevier with extensive experience in healthcare, retail, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals across international markets. Most recently, he served as Strategy Director at Bupa Global and UK, a leading healthcare provider and insurer, where he was instrumental in shaping the company's strategic direction. Prior to his time at Bupa, he served as an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he advised both domestic and global companies on achieving commercial success. He previously taught mathematics at King’s College School, UK. His academic achievements include a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, an MA in War Studies from King’s College London, and a PGCE degree in Mathematics.

Kieran is also a world champion rower and Olympic gold-medallist, having won in the Men’s Eights in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Kieran to Elsevier and look forward to the contribution that he will make with his strong strategic and operational experience, and his understanding of the healthcare, life sciences and academic communities. He is also passionate about developing individuals and delivering as a team, which is very much aligned with our values as an organization.”

Kieran joins Elsevier’s Executive Leadership Team and will work across all areas of the company to develop and drive global strategic plans, including business development initiatives. He will be based in London.


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