Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Announces Robert Lemmond as New CEO for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

6/11/2013, 3:30 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

New York, (June 11, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory today announced the appointment of Robert Lemmond as President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, effective immediately. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading global provider of intelligent solutions and expertise for legal and business professionals.

Lemmond, who joined Wolters Kluwer in 2011 as Vice President of the Law & Business Legal Markets Group, has a history in the financial and information services industry of achieving growth through customer-centric solutions and services. During his tenure with Law & Business, he has led the continued transformation and digitization of the business, driving innovative specialized products and identifying new delivery mechanisms, channels and platforms, including cloud and mobile, designed to deliver expert insights and answers to professionals at the point of use. Lemmond succeeds Mark Dorman.

"I'm very excited to have someone with Bob's demonstrated experience to carry forward Law & Business's customer-focused mandate with a continued emphasis on collaboration, innovation and accelerating our business growth," said Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory CEO, Stacey Caywood.

"I'm honored to lead this exceptional organization at such an exciting time," said Lemmond. "Law & Business has a longstanding history of excellence in serving professionals with highly trusted content. Today, as professionals face ever more complex and fast-changing regulatory environments, Wolters Kluwer has new opportunities to serve our customers better than ever by leveraging both our specialty content and the latest technology to deliver answers whenever and wherever professionals need them."

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer in 2011, Lemmond held the positions of President, Financial Markets Division, and Executive Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Support, for IHS Global Insight, which provides companies with leading economic information, analytic tools  and advisory services. He served as a Senior Vice President at Northern Light Technology, Inc., where as a member of the executive team he shared responsibilities for all aspects of operations, including product innovation, marketing and enterprise sales. At Primark Corporation, Lemmond held a series of leadership positions, including President and COO of PiranhaWeb, providing web-based analytics and financial information to the investment banking and legal industries, and Vice President of Sales for Disclosure Inc.  He began his career at the General Electric Company.

About Wolters Kluwer        
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory provides customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. It has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The primary customers of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory include law firms, corporate law departments, business compliance professionals, corporate legal counsels, legal educators, universities, libraries, and government agencies. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of the Legal & Regulatory division, is a leading provider of research products and software solutions in key specialty areas for legal and business professionals, as well as casebooks and study aids for law students. Its major product lines include Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International and Loislaw. Its markets include health care organizations, law firms, law schools, corporate counsel and professionals requiring legal and compliance information.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and solutions provider with annual revenues of (2012) €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion) and approximately 19,000 employees worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (symbol: WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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