Executive Directors

All Atlantis Press group companies have been incorporated as privately held limited liability companies managed by a one-tier management board. Please meet our executive team below.
Zeger Karssen

Zeger Karssen

Zeger Karssen is the founder and President of the Atlantis Press group. He holds degrees in both Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam and since then has gained extensive experience in the fields of scientific research, publishing and internet technology. Earlier occupations include work as a Senior Researcher in Artificial Intelligence for the University of Amsterdam and for a private lab in Paris. Since 2000, he worked as a Publisher for industry-leading scientific publishing house Elsevier where he managed a portfolio of 15 internationally renowned journals in the field of Artificial Intelligence and launched four new journals as well as two major book series. Zeger founded Atlantis Press in 2006 and manages the company from its offices in Paris and Amsterdam. Within the company he acts as Publishing Director for all product portfolios as well as Publisher in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Besides this, Zeger has also worked as advisor for the European Commission and is currently Associate Professor for Digital Publishing at the Free University of Brussels (ULB).

Remco de Boer

Remco de Boer

Remco de Boer is Interim CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the Atlantis Press Group. He holds degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science (both cum laude - with distinction) from the University of Amsterdam. Before joining Atlantis Press, he spent 16 years in various roles across publishing, media, consulting and financial services, of which 9 years in Asia (Hong Kong & Indonesia) and the Middle East (Dubai). In academic publishing, he held positions at Elsevier/RELX as Editorial Office Manager in Health Sciences, Publisher for a mathematics portfolio, Business Analyst for Science & Technology Books and most recently as Executive Publisher heading Elsevier's International Journals & Partnerschip Publishing division for Europe, Middle East & Africa. In between, he worked as Senior Strategy & Management Consultant for different industries and as Chief Strategy Officer for IBG Consulting Group in Hong Kong. He also spent 3 years in banking as International Manager for HSBC and Regional Head of Product Management for HSBC's Payments & Cash Management division in Middle East & North Africa based in Dubai. Remco joined Atlantis Press in January 2018 as Interim CEO of Atlantis Press International, the AP subsidiary focused on providing journal publishing services and consultancy to third-party content owners. He became Interim CEO for the AP Group in May 2020.

Ran Dang

Ran Dang

Ran Dang is Managing Director of Atlantis Press China. She is responsible for strategic and day-to-day management of acquisitions and publishing activities in Greater China, with particular focus on development of the proceedings and journals portfolios, as well as on providing publishing services to societies and institutions. Ran holds a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Henan Agricultural University (Zhengzhou, China), a Master's degree in Biological Technologies and Engineering from Ningbo University (Ningbo, China) and a Master's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China). Prior to joining Atlantis Press she gained 6 years of experience in academic publishing, including Senior Managing Editor & Section Leader at MDPI, Publishing Support Manager at Elsevier and Project/General Manager for MLS Journals. Ran joined Atlantis Press as Junior Publisher & Promotion Manager in September 2018, aiming to develop the AP proceedings series in China and to play a local supporting role for the expansion of the AP footprint in China across all product portfolios. She was promoted in May 2019 to manage the new Atlantis Press China office.