AMSTERDAM, September 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier today announced the appointment of Roy Jakobs as Managing Director, Academic and Government Sales and Customer Marketing. In this role, Jakobs will lead the global sales and marketing organization working directly with universities and institutions to provide some of the world's leading research information solutions, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, bibliographic databases such as the CrossFire Beilstein database, and Elsevier's extensive collection of online books and reference works.
Jakobs brings to his new position relevant experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing from in- and outside the information solutions industry. He most recently served as Director of Strategy, Science and Technology, at Elsevier. Prior to joining Elsevier in 2005 he held various management roles within Shell in several locations across Europe.
"We have tremendous opportunities to create new value for our customers and end users in the research community," said Jakobs. "Our customers are engaged in some of the most critically important work there is. My highest priority will be to continue to build on our understanding of their content and workflow needs, and create solutions that help them to be more efficient and more effective."
Roy Jakobs succeeds Frank Vrancken Peeters, Managing Director A&G Sales and Customer Marketing. He will continue to report to Herman van Campenhout, CEO Elsevier Science and Technology.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
Medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the
Global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over
70 Offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books
per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic
products, such as ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.c
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