Springer Nature Group has announced the appointment of Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi as the new Managing Director (MD) of Springer Nature India.
Venkatesh has almost two decades of experience across the private and public sectors in India. He joins Springer Nature from National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC), the Government of India’s not-for-profit public limited company, where he led Digital Skills, Innovation, Partnership & CSR.
Martin Mos, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Springer Nature Group said, “I’m delighted that Venkatesh is joining us as Springer Nature India’s new Managing Director. This is a crucial time for scientific research publishing in India with the government deliberating several changes such as a national subscription model for scientific content and the newly drafted science, technology and innovation policy. With his extensive experience in innovation, public policy, and partnerships, Venkatesh is ideally placed to advance discovery and steer the growth of Springer Nature in India.”
Venkatesh joins Springer Nature on 16th September. He will be based in New Delhi and will be supported by all India-based functional and business heads. As MD of Springer Nature India, he will chair the Board of Directors and be responsible for leading the Group’s external-facing strategy for India and support the growth of our research business.
Springer Nature India has its head office located in New Delhi since October 2002. It supports the Group’s India operations including publishing, institutional and corporate sales, trade sales, healthcare, Nature India, and strategic partnerships. Springer Nature India is responsible for the dissemination of our content to Indian academic audiences and for responding to the unique needs of the Indian market.
Venkatesh Savasiddhi said, “It is an honour and privilege to have been entrusted with the leadership of Springer Nature. It is especially exciting to be taking over this role at a time when there’s a growing interest in the field of scientific research in India. I look forward to strengthening Springer Nature’s market position in the country and to closely collaborate with the Indian government, institutional bodies and research organisations on key issues like adoption of open access models.”
An alumnus of Dayalbagh Educational Institute, BITS Pilani, IIM Calcutta and a Chevening Gurukul Fellow of the Kings College in London, Venkatesh has spent several years in business growth focused roles at Microsoft, HCL technologies and Deloitte.
He has also received several national and international accolades for his works in building digital skills, policy making, innovation, advocacy, partnerships, asset monetisation and corporate social responsibility.