EBSCO Appoints New General Manager to Lead UK and Nordic Operations

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EBSCO announced today that Paul Harwood has been appointed into a new role as General Manager of the UK and Nordic operations for EBSCO Information Services. Paul will officially start with EBSCO on 30 May 2013.

Well known in the library, publisher, and intermediary communities, Paul has been active on various committees and professional interest groups, including a long association with UKSG, where he was Chair between 2006-2008 and he is currently a member of the UK Open Access Implementation Group. Most recently, Paul has been Deputy CEO of JISC Collections, playing a lead role in their open access activity for journals. Prior to JISC Collections, Paul successfully co-founded and grew the licensing company, Content Complete Limited and he joined JISC Collections as part of its acquisition of the company in December 2009. During his time at Content Complete, and more recently at JISC Collections, he has played a leading role in many of the NESLi2 journal negotiations with publishers. A librarian by training, Paul has recently obtained an MBA, and he has prior degrees in English, History, and Marketing.

Robert Schoenvogel, EBSCO’s European General Manager, welcomes Paul to EBSCO’s management team, commenting that “As an experienced and respected leader in the information industry, Paul brings to EBSCO a high level of energy and a keen focus on continuing to grow our leadership position in the UK and Nordic markets.”