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Ylann Schemm

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Ylann Schemm

Executive Director

Elsevier Foundation

As Director of the Elsevier Foundationopens in new tab/window, Ylann Schemm drives inclusive health and research partnerships to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, building research capacity in developing countries and tackling health inequities. She has been an integral part of the Foundation’s growth since joining as a Program Officer in 2008. In addition, Ylann is Elsevier’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, building on two decades of corporate relations and responsibility roles which focus on gender, “sound science” and sustainability collaborations.

Since 2015, she has served as the Co-Chair of Elsevier’s Gender Equity Taskforce, which shapes Elsevier’s contributions to inclusive research from gender balance in editorial boards to sex and gender analysis in Research. From June 2020 to June 2022, Ylann also served as the Chair of the Executive Council of Research4Lifeopens in new tab/window — a UN-publisher partnership to bridge access gaps for researchers and doctors in developing countries.