Reed Elsevier Group plc has announced the appointment of Erik Engstrom as CEO of Elsevier, its global scientific and medical publishing division. Engstrom will join the company in August 2004 and will be based in Amsterdam. He will be a main board director of Reed Elsevier Group plc reporting to Sir Crispin Davis, Reed Elsevier's CEO. On joining Reed Elsevier, Engstrom will be appointed to the boards of Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier Group plc and will be put forward for election to the executive board of Reed Elsevier NV at the annual general meeting of that company in 2005. Engstrom joins Reed Elsevier from General Atlantic Partners, a private equity firm, where he was a general partner leading their media and consumer investment sector since 2001.