Bas Straub holds a degree in marketing and management of scientific publications from the Algemene Hogeschool Amsterdam. Before starting his career in scholarly communication he was responsible for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines inflight entertainment for 5 years. At Elsevier, where he has worked for the last 13 years, he started as a marketing manager and subsequently moved to publishing, where he became the publishing director for the German office in Munich. He then worked as director for product- and market development in the emerging markets.
Bas started Konvertus a company specializing in (ebook) production for publishers. He is organizer of the APE pre-conference day and has been involved in STM’s Intensive Journal Course since 2012.
Bas regularly speaks and teaches at industry events.