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Dr. Victor Henning

Co-Founder/CEO, Mendeley & VP Strategy , Elsevier
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Research field: Psychology - Cognition
Emotions, Decision Making, Theory of Reasoned Action, Intertemporal Choice, Motion Picture Economics


Awards and Grants

  •  Jan 2013 
    Best European Startup Founder 2013 View website
  •  Jan 2011 
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts View website
  •  Sep 2005 
    Doctoral Dissertation Grant, Foundation of the German Economy View website
  •  Aug 2005 
    Overall Best Conference Paper Award, 2005 Summer Marketing Educators' Conference View website
  •  Aug 2005 
    Best Paper in Track Award, E-Commerce and Technology Track, 2005 Summer Marketing Educators' Confere View website

Biographical Information

Dr. Victor Henning is the CEO & Co-Founder of Mendeley and Vice President of Strategy at Elsevier. After launching Mendeley in 2008, he led its growth into a research platform with 3.5 million users in 180 countries and institutional customers including Harvard, Stanford, and MIT. In 2013, Mendeley was acquired by Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of science and health information.

Victor is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, advisor to Downing St. No. 10 on the Tech City Advisory Board, and was voted - alongside his Mendeley co-founders - “Best European Founder 2013” by a panel of leading investors, entrepreneurs, and journalists at The Europas - European Tech Startup Awards. He holds a Ph.D. from Bauhaus-University of Weimar and has published research on consumer decision-making and film industry economics in journals such as the Journal of Marketing, Psychology & Marketing, and Media, Culture & Society.

Also, despite no sign of acting talent, he has an entry in the Internet Movie Database for the memorable role of "Young Man #2".


Professional Experience

2013 - Present
Co-Founder/CEO, Mendeley & VP Strategy at Elsevier
Amsterdam, Netherlands
2007 - Present
Co-Founder & CEO at Mendeley Ltd.
London, United Kingdom
Oct 2004 - Dec 2010
Lecturer / Doctoral Student at Bauhaus-University of Weimar
Weimar, Germany
Classes taught:
The Kid Stays In The Picture: Economics of the Film Industry
Guru*Lab: Production and Distribution of a Major German Motion Picture
Guru*Talk: The Film Industry in the 21st Century
Hedonic Consumption
May 2003 - Aug 2003
Summer Associate at Oliver Wyman Consulting
Munich, Germany
Jun 2002 - Aug 2002
Film Production / Business Affairs Dept. at Helkon Media AG
Munich, Germany
May 2001 - Aug 2001
Product Management / PR Dept. at Revelation Records
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Jan 2000 - Oct 2000
Junior A&R, Talent Scout at Sony Music Entertainment/Columbia Records
Berlin, Germany
Consulting Services

BurkertBareiss/TV60 Film, Cass Business School/Film Business Academy, CineStar, Kinowelt, Neue Bioskop Film, UK Film Council

Contact Information

Address: Radarweg 29, Room 23.106, Amsterdam, 1043 NX, Netherlands


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