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John Wiley & Sons names EVP of its publishing segment

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Hoboken-based John Wiley and Sons Inc., a research and learning company, announced Monday that Ella Balagula has been named the new executive vice president of its publishing segment.

Prior to Wiley, Balagula was senior vice president and general manager of Engineering Solutions at Elsevier. She also served as CEO of Knovel.

“Ella Balagula is precisely the kind of world-class change leader we need to optimize our unique and valuable publishing assets – including our STM, professional and education book content, brands, franchise authors, customers and partnerships,” said Matthew Kissner, interim chairman and CEO.

“Time and again, Ella has proven herself in the development of successful new business models, redesign of product platforms, transformation of product development mindsets and procedures, buildout of innovative partnerships, and the realization of meaningful revenue and profitability growth.”

Prior to Elsevier, Balagula was a principal for A.T. Kearney in its pharma and health care division. Before that, she worked for Citibank and Towers Perrin.

“Wiley is one of the largest, most respected, and most enduring publishers in the world, and I am honored by the opportunity,” Balagula said. “I am coming to an organization with an exceptional foundation - terrific assets, strong partnerships, and talented employees. I look forward to working with the team to build on that foundation and create something truly special.”

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