Nashville, TN. John R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., today announced the election of Youngsuk ‘YS' Chi to the Ingram Board of Directors. The privately held company's businesses include Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group.
Mr. Chi is a leader in the media and technology industry. He serves as non-executive Chairman of Elsevier, one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information. He is also in charge of corporate affairs of Elsevier's parent company, RELX Group. Prior to Elsevier, Mr. Chi was Chairman, Random House, Asia.
Mr. Ingram noted that Mr. Chi joins him and the following other members of Ingram's corporate Board of Directors: Martha R. Ingram, Orrin H. Ingram, Beth Chase, Michael J. Grainger, Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., and William P. Morelli.
"I'm proud to say that I've known YS for a number of years; in fact, we were classmates in college," John Ingram said. "YS is a brilliant mind with an exceptional understanding of the publishing industry – and a history with Ingram having been a leader at both Ingram Micro and Ingram Book. We welcome his savvy and innovative support."
Mr. Chi joined Ingram Micro in 1992 as a director and later served as Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific. At Ingram Book Group LLC, he was Chief Operating Officer, and Co-founder and Chairman of Lightning Source LLC.
"There have been so many changes in technology in the publishing industry, and Ingram has been part of leading this change. Also, they have been expanding globally and advancing in new, expansive directions," Mr. Chi said. "It's a compelling time to be in this industry, and I'm looking forward to being on the Ingram team."
Mr. Chi, a native of Korea, earned his BA in Economics at Princeton University and his MBA in Finance at Columbia University.
He recently served as Chairman of the Association of American Publishers and has also concluded four years of service as the President of the International Publishers Association. Mr. Chi, an advocate of children's literacy, has also served on dozens of charitable, educational and industry boards, including Princeton University, South Federal State University, the Korean American Community Foundation and McCarter Theatre.
Ingram Industries Inc., based in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of America's largest privately held companies. Its businesses are in two operating units: Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group. These are diversified businesses in marine transportation, book distribution, print on demand book manufacturing, and digital storage, management and distribution services for publishers.