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April 01, 2015 6:49 PM ET


Company Overview of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE GmbH & Co. KGaA

Company Overview

FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE GmbH & Co. KGaA publishes and distributes daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines, and advertising journals and papers in Europe. It also operates radio stations; and advertising portals related to real estate, jobs, automobiles, and acquaintanceships. The company was formerly known as WAZ Media Group. FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE GmbH & Co. KGaA was founded in 1948 and is based in Essen, Germany with operations in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Thuringia, Albania, and the Russian Federation.

Friedrichstraße 34-38

Essen,  45128


Founded in 1948


49 201 804 6886


49 201 804 8862

Key Executives for FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE GmbH & Co. KGaA

Co-Managing Director
Age: 62
Co-Managing Director
Chief Financial Officer, Head of Finance & Accounting Department and Member of Management Board
Head of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE GmbH & Co. KGaA Key Developments

Funke Mediengruppe Announces Management Changes

Funke Mediengruppe has named Petra Grotkamp as its new supervisory board chairwoman from 01 January, succeeding Michael Wuller. Wuller is taking over from co-managing director Thomas Ziegler, who announced that he is not renewing his contract but is seeking new professional challenges instead. The other managing director, Manfred Braun, is extending his contract until 2017 inclusive.

Funke Mediengruppe Announces Executive Appointments

Funke Mediengruppe announced that it has appointed Jochen Herrlich and Stephan Thurm to develop its digital unit in Berlin. The company announced that Funke Digital's management team is complemented by the appointment of Alexander Ruben as head of operations. Ruben has worked at Funke for six years, most recently as project manager within management. Herrlich has worked as general manager of Axel Springer's 'Welt' group since 2008.

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH & Co. Forms Joint Venture with Axel Springer AG

Funke Mediengruppe GmbH & Co. has agreed to form a joint venture with Axel Springer AG, for the marketing and distribution of print and digital media.

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