Erik Engstrom

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Erik Engstrom
Born Erik Nils Engstrom
(1963-06-14) 14 June 1963 (age 53)
Nationality Swedish
Alma mater Stockholm School of Economics
Royal Institute of Technology
Harvard Business School
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1984–present
Salary £20,681,000 (total compensation, 2014)[1]
Title CEO, RELX Group
Term 2009–present
Successor Incumbent
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Hobson "Libby" Pierpont

Erik Nils Engstrom (born 14 June 1963) is a Swedish businessman, chief executive officer (CEO) of RELX Group, a multinational information and analytics company, operating in four market segments: scientific, technical and medical; risk and business information; legal; and exhibitions.

Early life[edit]

Erik Engstrom is the son of Alice Engstrom and Dr Kjell Engstrom of Täby, Sweden, who was managing director of the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm.[2] He has a BSc from the Stockholm School of Economics, an MSc from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Fulbright scholar.[1]


Engstrom has been chief executive of RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) since 2009, having been chief executive of Elsevier since 2004. Before that, he was a partner at General Atlantic, and prior to that was president and chief operating officer of Random House Inc and, before its merger with Random House, president and chief executive officer of Bantam Doubleday Dell, North America. He started his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.[3][1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1997, Engstrom married Elizabeth Hobson "Libby" Pierpont, the daughter of Elizabeth Wentworth Pierpont and Carleton Langley Pierpont, a property developer, of Darien, Connecticut at St. James' Church in New York.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Erik Engstrom". Business Week. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "WEDDINGS Libby Pierpont, Erik Engstrom". New York Times. 4 May 1997. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Engstrom keeps his nose to the grindstone". Financial Times. Retrieved 31 October 2012.