Executive Vice President, Operations
Alex Watson is Executive Vice President, Operations for the global legal business of LexisNexis. In this role, Mr. Watson is responsible for editorial, content operations, customer service and support, global licensing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. Mr. Watson is also the site leader for the Dayton campus facility, the largest LexisNexis and Reed Elsevier location globally.
Most recently, Mr. Watson was a Senior Vice President, leading editorial, content operations, manufacturing, distribution, and shared services, primarily in support of the Research and Litigation Solutions and Marketing and Business Solutions organizations in U.S. Before that, he held the role of SVP, Strategy for Global Operations.
Mr. Watson joined LexisNexis from another Reed Elsevier division, Harcourt Education. As SVP, Global Operations at Harcourt, he was responsible for establishing the company’s global operations organization. He also led editorial, production, customer service and support, warehousing and distribution as well as the technology group that developed Harcourt’s online education platform and products. Mr. Watson first joined Reed Elsevier in 2001 as Director of U.S. Book Production for Elsevier, and he went on to serve as Vice President, Global Book Production, where he was responsible for the creation of Elsevier’s industry leading health sciences products, including online, print and e-learning.
Prior to joining Reed Elsevier, Mr. Watson worked in small businesses providing editorial services and publishing software in Scotland and at Churchill Livingstone, the U.K.’s leading health sciences publisher.
Mr. Watson graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a master’s degree in English Language & Literature.
Mr. Watson lives in Springboro, Ohio with his wife Ulrika, children Rebecca and Christopher, and his grandson, David.
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