Andrew Crawford (born July 27, 1971) is an Irish Entrepreneur and the former CEO & Founder of The Book Depository. He was born in Zambia, of Irish Heritage. Crawford, an Old Gregorian was educated at Downside School and then The University of Liverpool studying Engineering Science and Industrial Management. After a brief spell working for his family firm, Crawford worked in the 1990s in Security and Specialist Risk Management working as a Private Security Contractor throughout EMEA. Having been part of the startup team for Bookpages.co.uk sold to Amazon.com, he went on to found The Book Depository in 2004 which is working to make "All Books Available to All".
Crawford is also founder of Dodo Press a publisher which reissues up to 200 classic titles a week, and also has a majority interest in ElKotob.com an Egyptian Business Processing Outsourcing company based in Alexandria. He is also a regular columnist for The Bookseller.
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