Kumsal Bayazit

Kumsal Bayazit is Chief Executive Officer at Elsevier, which she has joined in February 2019 from RELX.

She started her career at Legal and Risk & Business Analytics, where she held a number of senior strategy and operational roles. In 2012, she was appointed Chief Strategy Officer of RELX Group, as well as chair of the company’s Chief Technology Officers’ Forum. For the past three years, she has been the Regional President for Europe, Middle East and Africa at RELX Group’s exhibitions business. Prior to joining RELX Group, she worked at Bain & Company in the US, South Africa and Australia. Mrs. Bayazit holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.