Edanz appoints Benjamin Shaw as COO

    Benjamin Shaw has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) for Edanz Group Ltd, a leading author services company based in Japan and China. He will also retain his role as the managing director for China.

    Benjamin joined Edanz in 2006 to help establish the Edanz Beijing office. He has managed all aspects of Edanz operations in China, from sales and marketing to editorial, customer service and web products. Under Benjamin’s leadership Edanz has become a trusted brand among China’s research and STM publishing communities. He has been a driving force behind Edanz global partnerships with leading publishers and the company’s global expansion. Benjamin has led the establishment of the Edanz author workshop programs that now assist scientific and academic communities across Asia, the Middle East and Latin America to overcome barriers to publication. He is one of the architects of the Edanz Journal Selector and the online Author Academy.

    Kerry Greer, Edanz founder and president said: ‘Benjamin brings to his new role in Edanz his creative drive, a deep understanding of the needs of the worldwide author community, and an awareness of the emerging role of technology in meeting those needs. As COO Benjamin will ensure that Edanz grows its intermediary role between authors and their institutions, and STM publishers.”

    Benjamin said: ‘It has been exciting to be a part of the Edanz story over the past 7 years. I look forward to the next chapter as we develop new tools and services to support authors in overcoming the language and structural barriers they face when seeking to share their research findings. I also look forward to strengthening collaboration with our international publishing partners as they seek to address the challenges faced by their authors in non-traditional markets.’