Sven is the General Manager Publishing Solutions, ResearchGate and founder of fullstopp, the digital consulting agency serving publishers, libraries, and intermediaries. He holds a degree in European Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in Political Science from Muenster University. From 2008 to 2015, Sven was the CEO of Berlin-based publisher De Gruyter. Prior to that he served in different functions from MD to Executive Board member at what is now SpringerNature. He is a lecturer at Humboldt University in Berlin.