Senior VP of Information Industry Relations at Elsevier and former President of the International Publishers Association and current IPA Presidential Envoy for Diversity and Inclusion. During his presidency Michiel helped launch the Sustainable Development Goals Book Club.
Dr. Michiel Kolman is Senior VP of Information Industry Relations at Elsevier and former President of the International Publishers Association. He holds a degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a PhD in astrophysics from Columbia University in New York, where he studied with a Fulbright scholarship.
Michiel serves on the board of the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the Accessible Books Consortium that aims to make books available for the visually impaired. He also joined the board of the Workplace Pride Foundation supporting LGBTI workplace inclusion. He is the executive sponsor of Elsevier Pride and was listed two years in a row in the FT’s Top100 ranking of most influential LGBT senior executives.