Maja Thomas Named Chief Innovation Officer at Hachette Livre

At Hachette Livre, Maja Thomas has been appointed chief innovation officer and will be a member of the international executive board. She has been director of the Hachette Innovation Program and has worked "internationally across the company’s divisions to facilitate collaboration with start-ups and established global technological players, and accelerate digital transformation," the company said. In her new position, she will "further support all of Hachette Livre teams as they test, innovate and break new ground, in particular using big data and artificial intelligence."

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

Thomas began her career at Time Warner as an audiobook producer and director. She joined Hachette Livre in 2006 as v-p, Hachette Digital and Digital Publishing. In 2007, she added the title of senior v-p, Hachette Digital at Hachette Book Group (USA). After a three-year stint advising start-ups and working as a consultant specializing in digital technology and publishing in Silicon Valley, she returned to Hachette Livre last year.

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