Business leaders

Senior Business Executives


Ron Mobed, Chief Executive Officer, Scientific, Technical & Medical

Ron Mobed

Joined in 2011. Appointed to current position in 2012. Previously President of Cengage Learning’s Academic & Professional Group and Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer with information services company, IHS. Holds a degree from Trinity College, Cambridge and a master’s degree from Imperial College, London.

Mark Kelsey, Chief Executive Officer, Risk & Business Analytics

Mark Kelsey

Joined in 1989. Appointed CEO Business Information in 2010 and CEO Risk Solutions in 2012. Has held a number of senior positions across RELX Group over the past 30 years. Studied at Liverpool University and received his MBA from Bradford University.


Mike Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Legal

Mike Walsh 

Joined in 2003. Appointed to current position in 2011. Previously CEO of LexisNexis US Legal Markets and Director of Strategic Business Development Home Depot. Prior to that was a practising attorney at Weil, Gotshal and Manges in Washington DC and served as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. Holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and is a graduate of Yale University.

Chet Burchett, Chief Executive Officer, Exhibitions

Chet Burchett

Joined in 2004. Appointed to current position in 2015. Previously President of the Americas for Reed Exhibitions. Prior to that was President and Chief Executive Officer, USA, for Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations agency. Holds a degree from Baylor University.

Corporate Executives

Ian Fraser, Human Resources Director

Ian Fraser

Joined in 2005. Appointed to current position at that time. Previously Global HR Director at BHP Billiton (1998 to 2005). Holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from London’s City University and an MA from Edinburgh University. Ian is also a Chartered Psychologist.

Kumsal Bayazit, Chairwoman, RELX Technology Forum and President, Exhibitions Europe

Kumsal Bayazit 

Joined in 2004. Appointed to current position in 2015. Previously Chief Strategy Officer, RELX Group, and Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Business Development for LexisNexis Legal & Professional. Prior to that worked with Bain & Company in New York, Los Angeles, Johannesburg and Sydney. Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

Youngsuk “YS” Chi, Director of RELX Corporate Affairs and Chairman Elsevier

YS Chi

Joined in 2005. Appointed to current position in 2011. Previously was President and Chief Operating Officer of Random House, founding Chairman of Random House Asia and Chief Operating Officer for Ingram Book Group. Holds an MBA from Columbia University and is a Graduate of Princeton University.


Henry Udow, Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary

Henry Udow

Joined in 2011. Appointed to current position at that time. Previously Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary of Cadbury plc having spent 23 years working with the company. Prior to that he worked at Shearman & Sterling in New York and London. Holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.


Andrew Matuch, Chief Strategy Officer

Andrew Matuch 

Joined in 2012. Appointed to current position in 2016. Previously was Executive Vice President Global Strategy and Business Development for LexisNexis Legal & Professional. Prior to that was a partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants. Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College.