Dr Osipov is VP Academic and Government for Digital Science supporting funder and government customers across Europe and EMEA, whilst also spearheading activities in Russia as CEO. He brings nearly 20 years of hands-on industry experience forming and translating strategy into sales and business growth, launching new products and services, and building alliances and partnerships between institutional and individual stakeholders at all levels. Having spent nearly 10 years in the Alaskan, Canadian and Russian Arctic as a student and researcher, Osipov held senior management positions in IT, STM Publishing, Consulting and Education. Most recently, Dr Osipov worked as Managing Director (Region) for Elsevier, working with funders, governments, and universities. He is an active member of the international research community, chairs and participates in various Boards and working groups including FEFU Endowment Foundation, BMJ and UArctic Science Analytics. Dr Osipov has applied social sciences and decision-making background and holds a B.A. from RGGU-University of Alaska (Russia-US), an M.A. from University of Sussex (UK) and a Ph.D. from University of Alberta (Canada).