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Nancy McKinstry Profile

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  • Has worked in the Wolters Kluwer team since the early 1990s
  • As CEO she dramatically restructured the company
  • Was named one of Europe's Top 25 Women in Business by the FT
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(CNN) -- As CEO and Chairman of Wolters Kluwer, Nancy McKinstry spearheaded the successful transformation of the company into a forward-looking, customer-focused global information services provider for professionals worldwide.


Since being named head of the company in 2003, McKinstry has focused on creating an organization that delivers superior value to customers and shareholders and is leading the organization as it carries out a strategy to accelerate profitable growth.

Before assuming her present position, Ms. McKinstry gained more than a decade of experience at Wolters Kluwer and its operating companies in North America.

Most recently she was an Executive Board Member of the company and previously served as CEO of Wolters Kluwer's operations in North America. She also was President and CEO of CCH Legal Information Services, now a part of Wolters Kluwer's Corporate & Financial Services division.

Earlier, McKinstry held product management positions with CCH INCORPORATED, now part of Wolters Kluwer's Tax, Accounting & Legal division. During her tenure at CCH, the company emerged as a leading provider of electronic publishing products.

In 1999, she worked briefly as CEO of SCP Communications, a medical information company, before rejoining Wolters Kluwer to head North American operations.

Early in her career, Ms. McKinstry held management positions with Booz Allen Hamilton, an international management-consulting firm, where she focused on assignments in the media and publishing industries.

Ms. McKinstry is a member of the Boards of Directors of leading telecom supplier Ericsson; the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands; and TiasNimbas Business School.

Ms. McKinstry is also a member of the Advisory Council of ABN AMRO Holding NV, the Advisory Council of the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, the Advisory Board for the University of Rhode Island, and the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School.

In addition, she is a member of the University Club of New York City.

Ms. McKinstry was named one of Europe's Top 25 Women in Business by the Financial Times, and was among Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women and Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women.


She earned her MBA in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University, New York, and Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

In May 2005, she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Rhode Island in recognition of her contributions to business. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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