From Springer Nature:
Springer Nature Group announced today that Frank Vrancken Peeters, currently Chief Commercial Officer, is to become the group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect. Daniel Ropers is to leave the company, as per his agreement with the Board, having ensured a smooth transition with his Springer Nature colleague.
Frank Vrancken Peeters joined Springer Nature in September 2017 as a member of the Management Board in a newly created Chief Commercial Officer role. He has spent more than twenty years in general management, innovation, product management and sales roles across the academic, educational and professional publishing sectors. This followed a successful career in management consulting.
Daniel Ropers joined Springer Nature in October 2017 serving as Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership the company has performed strongly, developed the group strategy and implementation plan for the coming years, and recently reached a ground-breaking understanding with Projekt Deal in Germany which sets the scene for the world’s most comprehensive open access agreement, to be ratified later this year.