Chantal Restivo-Alessi Named Chief Digital Office of HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers has announced that Chantal Restivo-Alessi has been appointed to the position of Chief Digital Officer. Restivo-Alessi will report to Brian Murray, President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide, and will sit on the company's executive committee. Restivo-Alessi will be responsible for leading the overall global digital strategy for the company. Leslie Hulse, Senior Vice President, Digital Business Development, will report to her.

Restivo-Alessi said in a statement, "I am thrilled to be joining HarperCollins at such an exciting time of change. HarperCollins has demonstrated the ability to excel in digital publishing and I look forward to working with the leadership team to further the company’s continued growth and innovation."

Restivo-Alessi joins HarperCollins from ING Bank in London, where she was Head of Media Corporate Finance. She has also worked at Aegis Group PLC in senior strategy and operational roles, EMI music, and Booz & Company. Restivo-Alessi is fluent in six languages, holds an MBA from Columbia University, a Masters in Foreign Trade and International Marketing from ICE Italian Institute, and a Laurea (MA) in International Political Sciences from University of Rome.

Posted on May 2, 2012

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