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Rafael Sidi is Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Information Solutions, the business unit focused on developing information solutions to improve researchers' and librarians' outcomes in global academic markets.
Mr. Sidi joined ProQuest in 2013 after a dozen years at Elsevier, where he held several senior positions, including head of product management and development for many of the company's largest, most successful and innovative information solutions. Among the products were ScienceDirect, Engineering Village, illumin8 and Elsevier’s first e-book platform, Referex. He also led Elsevier SciVerse efforts to create the first STM online application marketplace and developer network, which opened the ScienceDirect and Scopus platform to third party solutions. His product management roles served customers worldwide in academic, corporate and government markets. Prior to Elsevier, Mr. Sidi was Director of e-commerce operations for Bolt Media Inc., a teen social network platform.
Mr. Sidi holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul's Bosphorus University and an MA from Brandeis University.