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Jan Reichelt, MBA

Co-Founder & President , Mendeley
London, United Kingdom

Research field: Business Administration - Management Information Systems
Information Management, Electronic Business


Awards and Grants

  •  Jul 2003 
    Gold Award IDM Student Marketing Competition View website

Biographical Information

Jan is Co-Founder and President of Mendeley, one of the world’s largest research collaboration platforms, offering a suite of free cloud-based tools that make the lives of millions of researchers around world easier. Mendeley helps people to organize and collaborate on research projects and makes academic research fascinatingly more accessible and transparent.

In April 2013, Mendeley was acquired by leading scientific, technical and medical publisher Elsevier, and Jan continues to lead the company and its growth as it is integrated into the Reed Elsevier group while maintaining its distinctive identity, brand and highly engaged community.

Jan started a Ph.D. in Information Management and was a lecturer in Electronic Business at the University of Cologne. Before that he graduated as MBA with a focus on Electronic Business, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship, having studied at the WHU, the LUISS Rome, and the University of Bath School of Management.

For several years throughout his Ph.D. studies he served as an advisor to a member of SAP’s supervisory board, unsuccessfully tried to start a travel company, and got totally fascinated with Latin-American dances such as Salsa, regularly attending (very non-academic) dance congresses.


Professional Experience

2007 - Present
Co-Founder & President at Mendeley
London, United Kingdom
Oct 2004 - Nov 2007
Consultant to a member of the Supervisory Board at SAP AG
Sep 2004 - Feb 2008
Teaching Assistant at Universität Köln - University of Koeln Classes taught:
Electronic Business
Information Management

Contact Information



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