Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi is an international businessman and a global thought leader in the publishing, education, and information solutions industries. As Chairman of Elsevier, he works directly with key stakeholders in government, academia, and industry to support over 30 million scientists, students and health information professionals. In his role as Director of Corporate Affairs for RELX, Elsevier’s parent company, he is responsible for government affairs, corporate communications, and corporate responsibility across all four of the group’s market segments.
Based in London and New York, Chi travels extensively to engage with scientific research communities, deliver thought leadership on key trends and advise stakeholders, boards, and groups across industries. He has served as President of the International Publishers Association and Chairman of the Association of American Publishers, and currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), as well as an independent director of Ingram Industries Inc., Educational Testing Service (ETS), and CFI Education. He is also actively involved in numerous educational, artistic, and charitable organizations, including Princeton University, the Korean American Community Foundation (KACF), and the Ban Ki-Moon Foundation.