Research Information reports that “Emerald Publishing has appointed Vicky Williams as its new CEO.
Richard Bevan, who has been CEO of Emerald Group since 2010, will take on the additional role of executive chairman of Emerald Group, with its founder, Keith Howard, stepping down as chairman. Howard will remain a member of the Emerald Group Board.
Williams has held a variety of senior roles in her 18 years at Emerald, including head of publishing development, director of business and development and, most recently, director of people (HR) and CEO of Emerald’s creative agency business, Research Media…”
Clarivate Analytics, …, has announced the appointment of Mukhtar Ahmed as President, Life Sciences. His arrival marks a full complement of executive level appointments for Clarivate Analytics since its formation in October 2016. Following significant hiring activity, Mukhtar Ahmed joins a host of new C-suite appointments of global leaders with domain expertise for each business unit and supporting executive functions…”
Ahmed brings a wealth of leadership experience to the organisation, having worked across biopharmaceutical, technology and life sciences industries. In this role, he will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the division. He will be based in London and will report to Clarivate Analytics CEO Jay Nadler in Philadelphia.
Ahmed joins Clarivate Analytics from Bioclinica, where he held the position of president of eHealth Solutions for more than two and a half years. In a career spanning 25 years within the healthcare industry, Ahmed has held senior executive posts at Oracle Corporation, Parexel and Kendle International, and board-level positions with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. Ahmed has also served as an industry advisor to a number of medical device, clinical laboratory, mobile health start-up and private equity companies. He is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and chairs the Digital Health Committee for Life Sciences…”