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Thursday 7th September 2017 – guest speaker Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi

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Date(s) - 07/09/2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Youngsuk 'YS' Chi

Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi

Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi, Director of Corporate Affairs and Asia Strategy for RELX Group & non-executive Chairman of Elsevier

Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi is an international businessman and a leader in the media and technology industry. His primary role is as Director of Corporate Affairs and Asia Strategy for RELX Group, responsible for government affairs, corporate communications, and corporate responsibility for Elsevier’s parent company.  As non-executive Chairman of Elsevier, he works directly with governments, Elsevier customers and in industry associations worldwide.  Additionally, Chi is the Immediate Past Chair of the Association of American Publishers, and also completed 6 years of service as the President and Past President of the International Publishers Association.

Early in his career as Chief Operating Officer of Ingram Book Group, Chi co-founded Lightning Source, the first ever print-on-demand distributor and e-book services provider. After holding several senior executive positions at Ingram Book Group’s parent company, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of Random House.  As founding Chairman of Random House Asia, he led efforts to make Random House the first foreign trade book publisher with local language publishing in Japan and Korea. Prior to joining the publishing industry, Chi spent 13 years in IT and international banking.

 

 

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