Indian-American Karthik Krishnan was appointed as the global chief executive officer at Encyclopedia Britannica Group.
Krishnan previously served for more than a decade at Reed Elsevier, FTSE 100 (RELX) as senior vice president.
He was also the senior vice president and general manager of Clinical Reference Solutions as well as the general manager of Global Pharma and eCommerce and the vice president of Interactive Media.
Krishnan served close to a decade as a digital transformation consultant at Rodale, publisher of healthy active living magazines and books, where he launched award-winning websites, developed e-commerce channels, and forged business partnerships, which included Microsoft and AOL.
Krishnan was recognised by former President Bill Clinton for his leadership in launching the Urban Enterprise Initiative and currently serves on the board of Urban Upbound, a nonprofit focused on transforming the lives of people in public housing.
Krishnan is working as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and holds a Master of Business Administration from NYU and a Bachelor of Engineering from Bharathiar University in India.