Ex Libris Ltd. is pleased to announce that Matti Shem Tov will be heading the expanding global operations of the company as its new president and CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Shem Tov comes to Ex Libris from Surecomp, an international software development company that specializes in turnkey solutions for the wholesale banking industry; as president, he had global responsibilities for the company`s business and operations. In recent years, he was instrumental in extending the Surecomp customer base to more than 50 countries, establishing subsidiaries, local offices, and distributors overseas, and setting up a major development center in Israel.
Mr. Shem Tov holds a bachelor`s degree in economics and computer science and received a master`s of business administration from Bar Ilan University in Israel.
"We welcome Matti to Ex Libris," stated Azriel Morag, Chairman of the Board of Ex Libris. "Matti has already proven his ability to steer a company to world leadership in its area of business. With his vast experience in both development and operations, Matti will help propel Ex Libris forward as it continues its growth and expands its reach."
"I am honored to join Ex Libris," commented Mr. Shem Tov. "The talent, creativity, and commitment of the Ex Libris staff along with the enthusiasm and active support of the user community have made an impressive contribution to the Company`s success in the international market. I am looking forward to working with such a capable group of people; to leading the Company and its top-quality products into new markets; and to keeping Ex Libris a step ahead of next-generation technology."
About Ex Libris:
Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high-performance applications for libraries, information centers, and researchers. A multinational company, Ex Libris has offices around the world. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution, has been installed at over 800 sites in 50 countries. MetaLib, the information portal for library collections, and SFX, the context-sensitive linking solution for heterogeneous electronic resources in the scholarly information environment, have been purchased by nearly 400 customers in 25 countries. DigiTool, a solution for constructing digital collections as components of an overall digital strategy, rounds out the Ex Libris product suite. For more information about Ex Libris, see www.exlibrisgroup.com.