Reed Elsevier today appointed Ron Mobed as CEO of Elsevier. In his new capacity Mobed is responsible for all business units and shared services at Elsevier. Ron previously headed Elsevier’s science and technology business.
Prior to joining Elsevier in April 2011, Mobed was with Cengage Learning, where he was President of the Academic & Professional group, and with IHS, where he was Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer and ran IHS’ Energy division. Mobed is a native of the UK and a graduate of Imperial College London and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Y.S. Chi will remain Chairman of Elsevier and continue as Director, Reed Elsevier Corporate Affairs.
“Ron’s experience at Elsevier Science & Technology, coupled with his track record in growing large electronically-based information businesses across a number of sectors and regions worldwide, positions him well for the broader role of CEO of all of Elsevier,” said Erik Engstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Reed Elsevier. “We are fortunate to have an executive of this calibre moving into this key role.”