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Wolters Kluwer Appoints Peter Cook as CIO for Wolters Kluwer Global Shared Services Europe


Alphen aan den Rijn – Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services and publishing company focused on professionals, announced today that the company has appointed Peter Cook as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the company’s European Global Shared Services (GSS) organization, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Cook will be in charge of Wolters Kluwer’s global IT infrastructure, and he will oversee the European GSS’ IT activities, including managing the IT portfolio across Europe.

Mr. Cook is a very seasoned CIO with a great deal of international and industry relevant experience. Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Mr. Cook held the position of CIO Europe and most recently, Global CIO for Application Development at Nielsen. Mr. Cook also has extensive applications experience and excellent infrastructure knowledge, which he gained through various senior IT functions at AC Nielsen, Burmah Castrol, and ExxonMobil.

Tom Lesica, CEO Global Shared Services for Wolters Kluwer, commented, “I am very pleased to have Peter Cook joining Wolters Kluwer. With Peter, Wolters Kluwer has found an excellent match for the CIO position within our Global Shared Services organization. His appointment will provide us with an opportunity to strengthen our global infrastructure management in the context of the company’s transition to a global and integrated organization. Having the global shared services structure also in Europe will support innovation and efficiencies that are essential for the delivery of Wolters Kluwer’s solutions to customers.”

Mr. Cook has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Southampton University, United Kingdom. Mr. Cook will report to Tom Lesica, CEO Wolters Kluwer Global Shared Services, and will be based at the company’s office in Alphen a/d Rijn.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit our website, YouTube or follow @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter for more information about our customers, market positions, brands, and organization.

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