Berlin -- September 8, 2022. Georg possesses many years of experience at the intersection of digital technology and publishing. In 2002, he joined Springer Nature as IT Team Leader. He delivered digital projects in Berlin, Dordrecht and Pune before moving on to lead the technical development of SpringerLink in London. In 2017, Georg joined Heise Medien, a leading publisher for IT specialist information in the DACH region, as Chief Technology Officer.
As CTO at De Gruyter, Georg will lead the Platform & Technology division and guide the development of the company's entire digital infrastructure. He will be working closely with management as well as Oxford-based tech partner 67 Bricks to support the publishing house in its digital transformation journey.
"Georg is extremely well-versed in agile working methods and managing technology departments. He also brings years of invaluable experience in the international academic publishing industry to the company. I am delighted that we were able to recruit him for this key position and look forward to working with him," says Carsten Buhr, Managing Director at De Gruyter.
About De Gruyter
De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 270 years. An international, independent publisher headquartered in Berlin – with offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw, and Munich – it publishes more than 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 900 journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Law. The publishing house also offers a wide range of digital media, including Open Access journals and books. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Saur, Düsseldorf University Press, Deutscher Kunstverlag (DKV), and Jovis Verlag, as well as the publishing services provider Sciendo. For more information, visit www.degruyter.com