Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust, today announced that Bar Veinstein will join the company as President, Academia & Government, effective April 24, 2023. Bar joins from Taranis, an AI-powered crop intelligence provider, where he was Chief Executive Officer focusing on driving business growth, improving customer satisfaction and accelerating the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. He previously spent 11 years with the Ex Libris Group, now part of Clarivate, and under his leadership as President, oversaw its expansion to serve over 7,500 institutions in 90 countries.
Jonathan Gear, Chief Executive Officer, Clarivate said: “With his existing connections to customers and in-depth knowledge of our products I’m delighted that Bar is joining us as President for our Academia & Government (A&G) market segment. Based on his experience in the industry and personal focus on working for organizations with a clear purpose and sustainable practices, I’m confident he will be instrumental to delivering innovation and progress for Clarivate.
In this newly created role, he will be responsible for accelerating the growth of our A&G segment. This segment supports academic and government institutions on their quest to build a better world by connecting students, faculty and staff to transformative intelligence and trusted content that drives research excellence and student success. This is the second of our presidential appointments and we look forward to providing further updates in due course.”
With over 25 years of global leadership experience, Bar brings deep expertise in enterprise and cloud software, AI and analytics, research data and technologies, as well as setting strategic direction and building high performance teams across technology, sales, marketing and services. Prior to Clarivate, he was Chief Executive Officer for Taranis, where he transformed the company into an AI-powered agriculture intelligence leader, driving sustainable practices across millions of acres in the United States. Previously, he served as President of Ex Libris Group, now part of Clarivate. He joined Ex Libris in 2010 as senior vice president of cloud solutions and led the transformation of its products and business to SaaS. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and economics and a master’s degree in business administration from Tel Aviv University.
The announcement follows the Company’s recent appointment of Gordon Samson as President, Intellectual Property.