Naming the first of three business leaders for its newly created market segments

Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust, today announced that Gordon Samson, currently Chief Product Officer, has been appointed President of its Intellectual Property (IP) market segment, effective April 1.

Jonathan Gear, Chief Executive Officer, Clarivate said: “I’m very pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon who has been a trusted and valued member of our Executive Leadership Team since he came to Clarivate from CPA Global as part of our acquisition in 2020. In this newly created role, he will be responsible for accelerating the growth of our IP segment empowering customers to establish, protect and manage their IP.

Based on my experience working with him over the last eight months and the work we’ve done this year to align the organization, I’m confident that he will be instrumental to how we capitalize on product and service innovation to deliver organic growth. This is the first of our presidential appointments and we look forward to providing updates on further appointments in due course.”

Samson joined Clarivate in October 2020 with the acquisition of CPA Global, having joined CPA Global in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. During the last three years with Clarivate, Samson has made significant contributions, helping transform the Company’s APAC region and bringing together the Company’s entire product portfolio to offer customers a full range of enriched data, insights, analytics and workflow solutions. He has a long and successful track record of driving organizational transformation and growth in the IP industry and beyond, having held senior executive roles with both operating and P&L accountability for more than 20 years.


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