Youngsuk Chi

Youngsuk Chi

Chairman

Elsevier

Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi is an international businessman and a global thought leader in the publishing, education and information solutions industries. As Chairman of Elsevier, he works directly with key stakeholders in government, academia and industry to support over 30 million scientists, students and health information professionals. In his role as Director of Corporate Affairs for RELX, Elsevier’s parent company, he is responsible for government affairs, corporate communications and corporate responsibility across all four of the group’s market segments. Based in London and New York, Chi travels extensively to engage with scientific research communities, deliver thought leadership on key trends and advise stakeholders, boards and groups across industries. He has served as President of the International Publishers Association and Chairman of the Association of American Publishers, and currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), as well as an independent director of Ingram Industries Inc. (Nashville, USA), Corporate Finance Institute Education (Vancouver, Canada), and Educational Testing Service (Princeton, USA). He is also actively involved in numerous educational, artistic, and charitable organizations, including Princeton University, the Ban Ki-Moon Foundation, and KAIST Foundation.