CACTUS appoints Head of China Operations
(October 22, 2018; Beijing, China) Editage, the flagship business unit of Cactus Communications, has appointed Frank Xu as the Managing Director of China Operations. China is the world’s largest producer of research output in English and, as Managing Director, Xu is expected to drive the future growth and strategy of the group. Xu has over 17 years of experience in scholarly and educational publishing.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Xu says, “Editage has a deserved global reputation as an academic editing and author service provider with a unique business model. I am excited to be on board and look forward to working with the team.”
“Frank’s previous experience, extensive knowledge of the Chinese scholarly publishing market, and vast experience in scientific publishing and education are second to none; we are thrilled to have him on board,” said Abhishek Goel, Co-founder and CEO, Cactus Communications.
Frank was previously the Director of Open Research for Springer Nature China; he was responsible for its open access business in the region and handled marketing, institutional partnerships, thought leadership building, and the OA journal partnership program under Nature Research, BMC, and the Springer Open platform. He was Macmillan China’s first full-time employee and has also served as its Director of Institutional Sales, prior to its merger with Springer.
Frank holds an MBA from the Sorbonne Graduate Business School of University Paris 1 Pantheon, France.
Founded in 2002, Editage (a division of Cactus Communications) is a global scholarly communications company with offices in Japan, China, South Korea, India, United Kingdom, Singapore, and the United States. Employing a global in-house workforce of over 750, Editage has served over 940,000 papers across 1,200 disciplines to date. Editage aims to help scholars break confines of geography and language, bridge the gap between authors and peer-reviewed journals, and accelerate publication of high-quality research. In addition to offering high-end scientific communication solutions, Editage is actively involved in author education through its comprehensive author resources site Editage Insights. Visit www.editage.com to learn more.authors and edited over