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Press Release: Elsevier [November 11, 2009]

Erik Engstrom appointed as Chief Executive Officer

11 November 2009 Reed Elsevier announces that Ian Smith has resigned as Chief Executive Officer by mutual agreement and has with effect from today stepped down from the Boards.

Erik Engstrom, currently CEO of Elsevier, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier with immediate effect.

Anthony Habgood, Chairman, said:

"Ian has had the difficult task of leading Reed Elsevier during unprecedentedly turbulent economic times. The Boards and I would like to thank him for his contribution in this respect and wish him well for the future.

"Erik is a proven international executive with over 15 years management experience in the media sector in the US and Europe including five highly successful years developing our worldwide Elsevier business as its CEO. He is now well suited to lead Reed Elsevier, to create value for our shareholders and to deliver growth as economic conditions improve."

Erik Engstrom said:

"I am delighted to be leading Reed Elsevier. The business is strongly positioned in attractive markets and I am confident that we have the resources and ambition to be highly competitive. We have talented people across Reed Elsevier who are passionate about what they do and about serving our professional customers."

About Reed Elsevier

Reed Elsevier is a world leading publisher and information provider targeting the science and medical, legal and risk management, and business to business sectors. We provide high value and flexible information solutions to professional users, with increasing emphasis on internet delivery.

Reed Elsevier employs 33,000 people, including approximately 18,000 in North America.


Summary: Reed Elsevier announces that Ian Smith has resigned as Chief Executive Officer by mutual agreement and has with effect from today stepped down from the Boards. Erik Engstrom, currently CEO of Elsevier, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier with immediate effect.
Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:November 11, 2009
Publisher:Elsevier
Company:
Company: Elsevier
Subject: Executive appointments
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