LLM, Univ. of Bonn, Germany; MBA, Columbia Univ., New York. Former: Partner and Co-Chairman, e-Business and Media Practice, Boston Consulting Group, New York; Head, Int'l Operations, Proxicom; Exec. VP, Operational Excellence, Bertelsmann, resp. for the group-wide performance improvement initiative; President and CEO, Harcourt Assessment, resp. for rejuvenating Harcourt's growth and restoring its profitability by combining new investments and undertaking cost-cutting measures. 2008-12, CEO, Elsevier Health Sciences, a division of Reed Elsevier; developed and implemented a successful print-to-digital transition and accelerated new electronic product development. Since September 2012, Chief Executive Officer, Cengage Learning.