New CEO for ProQuest

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Matti Shem Tov, president of Ex Libris, is to succeed Kurt Sanford as CEO of ProQuest. 

ProQuest says its success under Sanford’s direction and the development of a strong leadership team set the stage for Shem Tov to continue to drive ProQuest’s growth.

'Over the past six years, I’ve focused on helping customers and users tackle their most important goals by assembling and structuring ProQuest’s assets to best serve them,' said Sanford. 'Today, we have the right strategy and the right team in place for ProQuest to move to the next level in delivering on our mission of better research, better learning and better insights, enabling people to change their world.'

Shem Tov said: 'I’m honored and eager to lead the company forward, building on Kurt’s impressive legacy. The future now calls for ProQuest to focus on accelerating our responsiveness to emerging needs, helping our customers and users quickly adapt and succeed in dynamic environments.'

Shem Tov led Ex Libris since 2003. Under his leadership, Ex Libris’ customer base has grown to more than 7,000 institutions in 82 countries, and he led the integration of ProQuest Workflow Solutions into Ex Libris when the companies came together in 2015.