Speaker: Wim van der Stelt
Wim van der Stelt started his career in 1987 with a major chain of scientific booksellers (Wolters Kluwer Academic Book Shops) in the Netherlands, developing the direct marketing activities. He followed this up with a stint in marketing at Samson H.D. Tjeenk Willink from 1991 to 1996. He then rejoined Wolters Kluwer as Editorial Director for the Dutch-language legal and tax publishing activities and then moving on to the company’s pan-European tax and legal portal initiatives. In 2004, he joined Springer, one of the world’s leading scientific publishing houses, as VP Global Marketing. Since 2007, he has been EVP, Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Springer Science+Business Media, a position which includes the management and further development of all of Springer’s open access initiatives.