Executives

Michael Tamblyn

President and CEO
Michael is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Rakuten Kobo. Driving growth, profitability and international expansion in a fiercely competitive market, he combines a passion for reading with a deep focus on the hardware and software experiences...
Takahito “Taka” Aiki is the Chairman at Rakuten Kobo, previously Chief Executive Officer, and brings with him a wealth of experience to the role.  He began his career at Japanese telecom giant NTT before embarking on his first of two successful stints...

Alan MacNevin

CMO & EVP
Alan is the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at Rakuten Kobo, and is responsible for brand, the customer lifecycle, customer loyalty, and oversees the Big Data and CRM organizations. He has unparalleled knowledge about Rakuten Kobo’s...
Trevor is the Chief Technology Officer at Rakuten Kobo, and is responsible for the innovative technology behind all facets of Kobo’s world-class eReading service. He oversees the engineering practice that holds quality and innovation in high regard,...

Spencer Low

CSO & EVP, Acquisitions
Spencer is the Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Vice President, Acquisitions at Rakuten Kobo. He is responsible for strategy development and cross-functional strategic alignment as the company pursues growth and development in a rapidly changing...

Dan Budlovsky

EVP, Finance
As Rakuten Kobo’s Executive Vice President, Finance, Dan is responsible for keeping the company’s financial house in order as Rakuten Kobo grows its market share and expands globally. He is responsible for setting the financial strategy and overseeing...

Scott Cleaver

EVP, Supply Chain Management & Customer Care
Scott is the Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Customer Care at Rakuten Kobo. He is responsible for leading all elements of the global supply chain and operations, which include forecasting, vendor management, inventory, cost...

Dave Anderson

EVP, Content Sales
Dave is the Executive Vice President, Content Sales at Rakuten Kobo. Managing a global network of local merchandising and sales teams in almost 20 countries, he is responsible for growing revenue and margin of the eBook business worldwide. He oversees...

Pieter Swinkels

EVP, Publisher Relations and Content
EVP, Publisher Relations and Content Pieter is the Executive Vice President, Publisher Relations and Content and is responsible for managing Rakuten Kobo’s global publisher relations team for ebooks and magazines. In his role, he oversees publisher...