Seminar: “Digital science and its trends in the world: what opportunities for research?”

Open lecture by German billionaire Stefan von Holtzbrinck!

Who is Stefan von Holtzbrinck? The Co-Owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co, one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies.  A billionaire and the main owner of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group ( which owns “Nature”, “MacMillan”, “Springer”, “Handelsbladt” and “Digital Science”. 

Dr. Stefan von Holtzbrinck serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Board at Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH & Co. KG. Dr. von Holtzbrinck serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. He serves as the Chairman of Springer Nature. He serves as a Member of Advisory Council of Rethink Education. He has been the Chairperson and a Member of Supervisory Board at Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA since 2018. Dr. von Holtzbrinck began his career in 1990 as a sales & marketing manager at Bloomsbury and as assistant to the CFO of Kirch Medien Gruppe. Two years later, Dr. von Holtzbrinck led the “New Media” division of Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. From 1997 until 2000, Dr. von Holtzbrinck joined the Nature Publishing Group, first as electronic publishing director, then as a managing director and served as director of Macmillan Limited. He joined Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 2001 as Chief Executive Officer. He serves as a Member of the Executive Board at Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, Member of the board of directors at Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at ZEIT Verlagsgruppe GmbH & Co. KG. He studied law and German literature at the universities of Tübingen and Munich. He holds a degree and received a Ph.D in law from the University of Munich.


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