February 1, 2018

Maja THOMAS appointed Chief Innovation Officer and a member of the International Executive Board

Arnaud NOURRY, CEO of Hachette Livre, has appointed Maja Thomas Chief Innovation Officer and a member of the International Executive Board. 

Director of the Hachette Innovation Program, Maja Thomas, a US citizen based in California, works internationally across the company’s divisions to facilitate collaboration with start-ups and established global technological players, and accelerate digital transformation.  In her new role, Maja will further support all of Hachette Livre teams as they test, innovate and break new ground, in particular using big data and artificial intelligence.

Arnaud Nourry said : “This appointment shows that innovation is a top priority for Hachette Livre in the ever-changing world we live in.”

Maja Thomas, a graduate of the University of California in San Diego and of Princeton University, began her career at Time Warner as an audiobook producer and director, working with authors, actors and business people to bring their stories to life.  She joined Hachette Livre in 2006 as Vice President, Hachette Digital and Digital Publishing, and in 2007, in addition to those responsibilities, she was appointed Senior Vice President, Hachette Digital of Hachette Book Group (USA). She continued her professional development with courses at Simmons College in Boston, and Henley and Insead Business schools in England and France. After a three-year stint advising start-ups and working as a consultant specializing in digital technology and publishing in Silicon Valley, Maja returned to Hachette Livre in 2017 as Director of Hachette’s Innovation Program.
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