Wiley names new chief strategy officer

Hoboken-based John Wiley & Sons Inc., a global research and education company, announced it has appointed Taneli Ruda as its new executive vice president and chief strategy officer, effective Monday.

Ruda has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and consulting industries, and he will be responsible for Wiley’s growth in the research and education sectors.

“Taneli is an exceptional talent, and I am excited to welcome him to Wiley,” said Brian Napack, CEO and president, Wiley. “He has extensive experience identifying robust and sustainable growth strategies for global organizations. Taneli’s innovative thinking and ability to translate complex strategies into action will help us to shape the future of global research and education, and to ensure the success of Wiley’s customers and partners.”

Ruda most recently served as head of corporate strategy at Thomson Reuters. He was also senior vice president and managing director of ONESOURCE Global Trade at Thomson Reuters. Before that, he held senior roles at Nokia, including vice president of strategy development and director of technology strategy.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Wiley at this exciting time in the company’s history, during the evolution of its important markets,” Ruda said. “Changing the shape of education and research through technology, services and dynamic content is a critical undertaking in our global knowledge economy. I look forward to working with the leadership team and our global colleagues to drive the strategic planning process at Wiley and help our customers and partners achieve their goals.”