Wood Mackenzie names new chief executive officer

Jason Liu. Image from Wood Mackenzie.

Wood Mackenzie announced Tuesday the appointment of Jason Liu as its new chief executive officer. He replaces former CEO Mark Brinin, who is departing to pursue other opportunities after successfully leading the company through its transformative carve-out.

Liu is a distinguished leader with over 25 years of experience leading growth-oriented, private equity-backed companies in the software and data industries. He most recently served as CEO of Zywave, a provider of software, data and analytics in the insurance technology space, where his strategic vision and operational execution doubled the size of the company and substantially enhanced its market position.

Prior to Zywave, Liu held CEO roles at SAVO Group, Allegro Development Corporation, UC4 (Automic Software) and Univa UD. With his strategic approach to both organic growth and acquisitions, he has consistently focused his companies on enhancing product offerings and customer engagement.

Liu holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

“Jason’s prior experience and skillset make him the ideal leader for Wood Mackenzie through this next transformative period of growth,” Ramzi Musallam, CEO of Veritas Capital, said in a statement.

“We are completely aligned in our vision for Wood Mackenzie, and look forward to working with him as he builds upon the company’s position as the global market leader for data and analytics that enable the energy transition.”