Juergen Boos
President and chief executive officer, the Frankfurt Book Fair/Frankfurt Buchmesse

Juergen Boos (panel discussion 4) trained as a publisher at Herder Verlag (Freiburg) in the early 1980s and has degrees in both marketing and organisational theory. He has held management positions at Droemer Knaur Verlag (Munich), Carl Hanser Verlag (Munich), as well as Springer Science and Business Media (now Springer Science) and John Wiley & Sons (Weinheim). He became president and CEO of the Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH (Frankfurt Book Fair) in 2005 and is both president of LITPROM (Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature) and managing director of LitCam (Frankfurter Buchmesse Literacy Campaign).

He is the recipient of the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art (2013) and an honorary degree from the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The French embassy appointed him a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2018. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of Sheikh Zayed Book Award and the Akademie Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize Academy)