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Press Release: Elsevier [April 23, 2024]

Elsevier appoints Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy

Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and analytics, announced today the appointment of Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy, effective immediately.

As an established senior executive with a track record of driving transformation and growth, Kieran joins Elsevier with extensive experience in healthcare, retail, consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals across international markets. Most recently, he served as Strategy Director at Bupa Global and UK, a leading healthcare provider and insurer, where he was instrumental in shaping the company's strategic direction. Prior to his time at Bupa, he served as an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he advised both domestic and global companies on achieving commercial success. He previously taught mathematics at King's College School, UK. His academic achievements include a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, an MA in War Studies from King's College London, and a PGCE degree in Mathematics.

Kieran is also a world champion rower and Olympic gold-medallist, having won in the Men's Eights in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Kumsal Bayazit, CEO of Elsevier, said: "I am thrilled to welcome Kieran to Elsevier and look forward to the contribution that he will make with his strong strategic and operational experience, and his understanding of the healthcare, life sciences and academic communities. He is also passionate about developing individuals and delivering as a team, which is very much aligned with our values as an organization."

Kieran joins Elsevier's Executive Leadership Team and will work across all areas of the company to develop and drive global strategic plans, including business development initiatives. He will be based in London.

About Elsevier

As a global leader in scientific information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making with innovative solutions based on trusted, evidence-based content and advanced AI-enabled digital technologies.

We have supported the work of our research and healthcare communities for more than 140 years. Our 9,500 employees around the world, including 2,500 technologists, are dedicated to supporting researchers, librarians, academic leaders, funders, governments, R&D-intensive companies, doctors, nurses, future healthcare professionals and educators in their critical work. Our 2,900 scientific journals and iconic reference books include the foremost titles in their fields, including Cell Press, The Lancet and Gray's Anatomy. Together with the Elsevier Foundation, we work in partnership with the communities we serve to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.


Summary: Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and analytics, announced today the appointment of Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy, effective immediately. Most recently, he served as Strategy Director at Bupa Global and UK, a leading healthcare provider and insurer, where he was instrumental in shaping the company's strategic direction. Prior to his time at Bupa, he served as an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he advised both domestic and global companies on achieving commercial success. He previously taught mathematics at King's College School, UK. His academic achievements include a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, an MA in War Studies from King's College London, and a PGCE degree in Mathematics.
Publication Year:2024
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:April 23, 2024
Publisher:Elsevier
Company: Elsevier
Subject: Executive appointments
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