Elsevier Appoints New Managing Director of A&G Research Markets

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced the appointment of Olivier Dumon as the new Managing Director of its Academic and Government Research Markets group. Dumon replaces Jay Katzen, who now manages the Clinical Decision Support department in Elsevier’s Health Sciences division.

Olivier Dumon brings more that 15 years of international experience to Elsevier, among which five years at eBay where he led the company’s product management, vertical strategy and the customer service organization, focusing strongly on improving the eBay search engine. This boosted business in France, after which Oliver moved to eBay’s headquarters in San Jose (California), continuing his search projects on a global scale. After five years he was approached to become the Vice President Product Management of Search and Data at AT&T Interactive. In this role, Olivier launched several initiatives to improve the quality of data and the relevance of the Yellow Pages search engine, resulting in a top 3 ranking of business finder sites in terms of customer satisfaction. Olivier has a MBA from Harvard and a BSc from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Grenoble.

“With his background and experience, Olivier is very well placed to lead the A&G Research Markets group in developing valuable information solutions for researchers,” said Ron Mobed, CEO of Elsevier Science & Technology. “Moreover, his four years in Silicon Valley, where organizations are accustomed to constantly having to adapt to the rapidly changing environment, will certainly be of added value to our company. Over recent years, Elsevier has made significant strides in improving the research experience, for example by extracting more insight from data by introducing analytics functionality and launching the Application Marketplace. Our A&G Research Markets group has played and will continue to play a major role in this process, which places Olivier in a key position in our company.”

Elsevier’s A&G Research Markets group helps researchers within academic and government institutions to be more productive. Among other things, the group is responsible for the development and delivery of the  SciVerse platform for scientific search and discovery, which includes SciVerse Hub and Application Marketplace and integrates ScienceDirect and Scopus. SciVerse facilitates collaboration, rewards innovation and generates higher content value. Combined with productivity-enhancing applications, this allows researchers to work more efficiently and enhance their research outcomes.