Michiel Kolman, senior vice-president of global academic relations at Elsevier, will succeed Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin as president of the International Publishers Association (IPA).
Currently IPA vice-president, Kolman—who will take up the two-year position on 1st January 2017—said: “These are challenging and rapidly changing times in the world of publishing, but publishers have consistently shown themselves to be highly adaptable.”
Five membership applications were accepted by the body’s General Assembly during yesterday’s fair. Iraq, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal were admitted as provisional members; after a period of up to three years, the associations will be able to move from provisional to full membership status, and vote at the General Assembly. The quintet brings the number of IPA members to 64 publishers associations.