2013-09-30 12:03:01 -
Focus on Emerging Markets and Technology Capabilities
Alphen aan den Rijn (September 30, 2013) - Information services company Wolters
Kluwer has appointed Corinne Saunders as CEO Developing & Emerging Markets and
Andrew Lang as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer (CIO)
of Global Shared Services. These two new senior management roles will further
accelerate the company's transformation in the areas of globalization,
especially in countries like Brazil and India as well as software and platform
development, cloud computing, and mobility.
Wolters Kluwer CEO Nancy McKinstry commented: "Corinne has a strong track record
of expanding businesses across multiple territories, with a focus on emerging
and developing markets. She has been able to successfully spot new opportunities
with great potential across Asia, Europe and Latin America, developing these
into viable, scalable businesses. Technology
is another key area of focus for
our business. The addition of Andrew's technology and industry experience will
be instrumental in continuing to deliver the solution innovation and performance
expectations of our markets and customers."
Reporting to Wolters Kluwer CEO Nancy McKinstry, Corinne Saunders will be
responsible for establishing a long-term presence in key emerging markets,
particularly in Brazil and other Latin American countries, as well as in India,
the Middle East and Africa. This appointment underlines Wolters Kluwer's
strategy by continuing to focus on shifting the portfolio's geographic mix.
A French national, Corinne was recently President of Europe and the Worldwide
Network at Dun & Bradstreet where she oversaw a global team and turned the
business around from negative to positive growth with increased profitability.
She had several roles within Dun & Bradstreet since 2002 where she gained
extensive knowledge of emerging markets, overseeing the expansion of the D&B
Brand in Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. Prior to her time there, she held
Management positions at American Express, Hersant Communication Group, and
Leader Magazine in the United States.
Andrew Lang will guide the further advancement of back-office applications and
infrastructure technology capabilities. As a global information services and
solutions company, this will help the company to address the complexity of
business technology and service delivery needs as it continues its
transformation to a software & services business.
Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Andrew was CIO of WellPoint, one the United
States' largest health benefits companies where he was responsible for all
aspects of information technology services. Andrew will be based at the
Hartford, Connecticut office in the United States and report to Tom Lesica, CEO
of Global Shared Services.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and solutions company.
It provides information, software, and services that help legal, tax, finance,
and healthcare professionals make their most critical decisions effectively and
with confidence. Customers depend on Wolters Kluwer services and solutions to
successfully move through the complex layers of data and regulation that define
modern business and government.
Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion. The Group employs over
19,000 people worldwide and maintains operations in over 40 counties across
Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The Company is
headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are
included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored
Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-
the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
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