Elsevier names CEO of Science & Technology division

23 March 2011

Amsterdam – 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.”

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About Elsevier
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 SciVerse ScienceDirectSciVerse ScopusReaxysMD Consult and Nursing Consult, 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 publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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