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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