Erik Engstrom

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Erik Engstrom is the Chairman and CEO of Reed Elsevier Inc. He made £1.85 million in 2010. [1]

"Erik is a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics (BSc) and of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (MSc). In 1988, he graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School as a Fulbright Scholar. Erik commenced his career at McKinsey & Company and then worked in publishing, latterly as President and COO of Random House Inc. and as President and CEO of Bantam Doubleday Dell, North America. In 2001, he moved on to be a partner at General Atlantic Partners, a private equity investment firm. Between 2004 and 2009, he was CEO of Elsevier, the division specialising in scientific and medical information and then from 2009 CEO of RELX Group." [2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Reed-Elsevier has a representative who sits on the Corporate ("Private Enterprise") Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of July 2011. [3]

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Prior to joining Reed Elsevier, Engstrom was a partner at General Atlantic Partners. Before that, he served as president and chief operating officer of Random House.[1]

Reed Elsevier Inc is a London-based company that offers "professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Risk, Legal and Business sectors." Under the Reed Elsevier Group are: Elsevier, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, LexisNexis Legal & Professional, Reed Exhibitions and Reed Business Information.[4] There are offices in London, Amsterdam and New York. In 2010, Reed-Elsevier, Inc. had net income of £195 million.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Engstrom Profile,"Forbes"
  2. Smith & Nephew plc Board, organizational web page, accessed April 3, 2020.
  3. Private Enterprise Board, ALEC website, accessed July 7, 2011.
  4. Corporate Structure,""

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