Marta Dossi appointed Managing Director of BISP

The Berlin Institute for Scholarly Publishing (BISP) has appointed Marta Dossi as Managing Director. Eric Merkel-Sobotta who was Managing Director of BISP for the past two years will be taking on additional responsibilities at Taylor & Francis, but will continue to support Marta Dossi and BISP informally to ensure its continued success.

After Marta Dossi obtained her BA in Communications from the University of Verona, she attended Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich and completed her MA in Sociology and Literature with her thesis examining the relationship between language and integration. She began her career in publishing as a freelancer for Deutscher Kunstverlag and De Gruyter. Since October 2020 she has been the executive assistant for the De Gruyter Executive Management Group. In November 2020 she was also appointed Director, Operations at BISP where she worked closely with Eric Merkel-Sobotta and Arnoud de Kemp, the founder of the APE Conference.

“Marta played a significant, critical role in the organization of both APE2021 and APE2022, and without her organizational talent, her determination and her ability to get many things done at the same time – especially under the difficult circumstances that the Covid-19 pandemic thrust upon us – the conferences would not have been as successful as they were,” said Christoph Seils, Chairman of the board of trustees of the Walter de Gruyter Foundation.

Arnoud de Kemp, the founder of the conference and chair of the APE2023 program committee said:  “after two years of a digital-only conference, I am delighted to work with Marta for what we all hope will be an exciting in-person event in Berlin.”

The 18th APE Conference will take place from 10 to 11 January 2023 in Berlin.