Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Olivieri Resigns From Wiley Blackwell

The Bookseller (UK) is reporting that Rene Olivieri who was responsible for the integration and merger of the Blackwell business into Wiley has resigned. There is no official report from the company which seems to indicate that the timing is unexpected. (Not least because senior execs in the US will still have been in bed when The Bookseller was reporting this). Having said that, it would seem that senior executive level changes were on the cards as the integration progressed and while this change may be presumptive it may also have been inevitable. Steve Smith was appointed earlier this year as head of all Wiley operations in Europe, Asia and Australia.

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