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Jasmin Lange appointed Managing Director of Bohn Stafleu van Loghum (BSL)

Netherlands | 12th June 2024

Jasmin Lange is to join BSL Media and Learning, formerly known as Bohn Stafleu van Loghum (BSL), part of Springer Nature Group, as Managing Director,  based in Houten, Netherlands.  

Ms Jasmin Lange joins from De Gruyter Brill where she held the role of Chief Publishing Officer, having worked for the publisher for 13 years across various editorial and business development roles specialising in M&A and open access. She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge from her various leadership positions within academia, publishing and the book trade, whilst also holding a  PhD in book and media studies from the University of Mainz and a master’s degree in business management. Until recently  Jasmin was  also a member of the STM board,and Social Sciences and Humanities board of  The Dutch Research Council (NWO). 

On the appointment Joachim Krieger, Managing Director, Education, Health, Professional and Consumer Media, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Jasmin to BSL and the Springer Nature Group. Jasmin is highly experienced within our sector and brings with her a deep appreciation of the challenges and opportunities within research and those faced by healthcare professionals. Her business knowledge and strong relationships across the international academic community will continue to fuel innovation and growth at BSL, and we very much look forward to seeing her impact on the sector and within the company.”

In her new role Jasmin  will be responsible for continuing to lead the transformation of BSL into a more digital organisation, focusing on sustainability for the future.  Building out its offerings for the needs of today’s researchers,  BSL remains committed to delivering cutting edge  solutions to drive forward knowledge and impact for the health and medical communities.

Jasmin added:

“ BSL has a long track record of delivering innovation and impact within the health and medical sector, as evidenced by the transitions the company has seen across its history.  It is an honour to become BSL’s Managing Director, and I look forward to leading the company and its talented colleagues to expand this further,  as well as getting to work with our vast array of partners and researchers across the community.” 

Jasmin succeeds Paul Emons who has held the role with BSL since 2023 and leaves the company for personal reasons.   Jasminwill join the company on 15 July where she will be supported by Paul until his leave date on 15 August.

Joachim Kreiger said:

“Under Paul’s  leadership, BSL has developed a strong forward-looking strategy, achieving excellent performance in the market and cementing the role BSL plays as a leader within the health industry. We are very thankful for Paul’s vision for the company and all the work that he has done. As a well respected member of the team, he will be greatly missed. We all wish Paul every success for his future.”

About BSL Media & Learning

BSL Media & Learning helps (future) healthcare professionals to develop to make a difference, from the first day of study until retirement.

With our media (community platforms, events, magazines, podcasts, webinars, etc.), under brands as s Zorgvisie, Skipr, Nursing and Kinderopvang Totaal and our digital learning solutions for MBO, HBO and WO, we contribute to improving healthcare in the Netherlands. Our purpose is therefore: 'we do important work for people who do even more important work.'

We also pay a lot of attention to social themes in healthcare (such as staff shortages, an aging society, lifestyle/prevention and sustainability). We believe it is essential to address these topics and find appropriate solutions to the challenges associated with them. This way we can continue to contribute to a better healthcare sector together.

Our media provide current and relevant professional information, always focused on practice. Our brands are there to inform, inspire and connect communities in healthcare. Masterclasses, conferences and events provide inspiration and the exchange of experiences.

In the field of learning we offer advanced solutions, both physical and digital. For example, we develop online learning solutions for academic medicine courses, higher professional nursing and physiotherapy. We have practical e-learning for the vocational training courses for dentists-, GP- and pharmacy assistants and we help nursing students to practically apply the skills they have learned. All these resources are substantively strong, user-friendly and practice-oriented, ideal for blended learning. For teachers with specific training needs, we create solutions that fit seamlessly within the learning objectives of the course of study.


Katie Baker | Corporate Affairs | Springer Nature