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Wolters Kluwer appoints Taco Morelisse Kluwer Netherlands CEO

LTRE today announced the appointment of Taco Morelisse as the new CEO of Kluwer Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer Legal Tax & Regulatory Europe, a division of Wolters Kluwer and a leading supplier of professional information products and services, today announced the appointment of Taco Morelisse as the new CEO of Kluwer Netherlands. Until recently Morelisse was the director of KPN Wholesale Mobile and member of the Board of Directors of KPN Mobile. He has also previously held positions at Telfort, Booz Allen Hamilton and Shell. Taco Morelisse will be taking up his new post on 14 January 2008.

With this appointment Kluwer heralds in a new stage in its development, a main aim of which is to reinforce its position as market leader. Following the completion of the successful programme focussed on restoring growth and achieving cost savings, Kluwer is once again obtaining good results.  

“Taco Morelisse possesses a wide range of experience in an environment where market needs, products and technology are developing at a rapid pace. This experience, combined with his knowledge of commercial and strategic issues, forms an extremely valuable basis for the continued development of Kluwer’s leading position in the ‘new publishing era’”, comments Rolv Eide, the CEO of Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe.

“Kluwer manages to provide great service for professional clients by offering them the information they need at the right time with the newest technologies. So for me, leading the company into the future, into the new dynamic of clients, IT and internet is a welcome challenge,” says Taco Morelisse, the new CEO of Kluwer Netherlands. 

Kluwer is a market leader in professional information products and services in the areas of legal, tax, financial, administrative, HRM and management publications. Around 1300 people are employed at the company.  Leading products and services include Navigator, Wmo Informatie en Advies, NJB, Cremers, Vakstudie Nieuws, Adformatie, Binnenlands Bestuur and Cascade.

Morelisse gained publicity at KPN with the transition from Telfort to the KPN organisation. In addition, he pushed for continuous growth in the wholesale business of KPN as a separate subsidiary.  At Telfort he led the repositioning of the company as a mobile full service telecom provider, achieving a continuous increase in business and a profitable operation in an extremely competitive market.  He was also closely involved in the restructuring of Telfort and was the architect of Telfort’s auction strategy around the UMTS frequencies. 
Morelisse began his career as an international employee for Shell. Before moving on to Telfort and later KPN, he worked as an associate for Booz Allen Hamilton in New York. Morelisse studied mechanical engineering at the Delft University of Technology and has an MBA from Cornell University in the USA. Morelisse is the successor to Patrick Morley, who accepted a position at Telegraaf Media Group in December 2007.