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Informa Senior Management Update

Keneth B. BohlinLondon: Informa PLC (“Informa” or the “Group”), the international publishing, business intelligence and events group, today announced that Kenneth B. Bohlin, President & CEO of Informa Financial Information Inc (“IFI”) and Informa USA Inc, will take his long-planned retirement at the end of 2014.

Under the new Group operating structure, effective from 1 January 2015, all of Ken’s responsibilities for the IFI businesses will transfer to Patrick Martell, who was recently appointed Chief Executive of Informa’s Business Intelligence Division.

Ken Bohlin (60) first joined Informa in 1984 and has served as Chief Executive of IFI since its launch in 1987.  Under his leadership, the business has grown into a global business serving the majority of the world’s financial institutions, with annual revenue of well over $100m. Moreover, the scale of Informa’s wider North American operations has grown significantly since Ken became Chief Executive of Informa USA.

Stephen A. Carter, Group Chief Executive, said:

“On behalf of Informa, I would like to thank Ken for the significant contribution he has made to the Group, and wish him well in his retirement. He has built a robust financial information business with strong market positions, and helped to expand Informa’s presence in North America and further afield.”

Ken Bohlin, Informa USA’s President & CEO, said:

“One could not be more satisfied and content than I am as I leave Informa and enter retirement. I would not change a single thing about my 30 years at the Group.  It is a great company, with scores of talented people and a great portfolio of assets, both in the US and around the world, which will no doubt continue to grow and prosper. I feel both privileged and proud to have played a role in the group’s success over the past three decades and I wish Stephen, Patrick and all of my Informa colleagues nothing but the best going forward.”

Notes to editors
Ken Bohlin
Ken Bohlin has been President and CEO of Informa Financial Information since 1987 and of Informa USA since 1999.  He originally joined the company in 1984, when he was President of The Donoghue Organization.  That business was the inaugural North American acquisition by IBC Group Plc, which subsequently became Informa Group Plc, following its merger with Lloyds List Publishing in the 1990’s.

Under Ken’s guidance, Informa’s US-based business interests have grown substantially, reflecting a combination of organic expansion and a number of acquisitions.  Over this period, IFI has also successfully navigated significant structural shifts in the industry, transforming itself from a traditional print publisher into a digital information group. Several of Informa’s North American businesses have also successfully expanded onto the global stage under Ken’s watch.  

Ken is a graduate of Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire, USA) and began his career in the financial sector at Bache & Company, followed by Prudential Bache, both in New York and Boston, before joining Informa.