October 24, 2016 7:46 PM ET


Company Overview of Ringier AG

Company Overview

Ringier AG, operates as a media company. It publishes newspapers, magazines, ePapers, and eMagazines. The company also operates various radio and TV stations; and e-commerce, Web, and mobile platforms, as well as organizes various events, such as concerts, fashion shows, and music events. In addition, it creates and produces modern radio programs and TV formats; supports the expansion of e-commerce services and online classifieds platforms, as well as provides printing services. Ringier AG has a joint venture, Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, with Axel Springer AG to align the international activities in Central and Eastern Europe. The company was founded in 1833 and is based in Zurich, Switz...

Dufourstrasse 23

Zurich,  8008


Founded in 1833

6,544 Employees


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Key Executives for Ringier AG

Chairman of the Group Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer of Ringier Switzerland & Germany and Chief Executive Officer Ringier Publishing & Entertainment
Age: 51
Co-Owner, Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Ringier Holding AG
Age: 67
Chief Financial Officer and Member of The Executive Board
Age: 39
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ringier AG Key Developments

Ringier AG Announces Management Changes

Ringier AG has announced restructuring and leadership changes in Africa and Asia businesses. After a successful 2015 with strong growth across all core businesses and countries on both continents, the accomplishment of important milestones, including the new market entry in Myanmar, Ringier introduced a new international setup which will ensure further growth in quality and efficiency for future expansions. To facilitate this, Leonard Stiegeler, former General Manager Ringier Nigeria & Head of Ringier West Africa has been appointed to the new position of General Manager Ringier Africa. Former Head of New Business Implementation Ringier AG, Florent de Rocca-Serra will take the new position of General Manager Ringier Asia Pacific. Jessica List, formerly part of Ringiers M&A and Business Development team will take the new position of CFO Africa. Jessica Stiles, former Head of Marketing International Markets becomes CMO Africa & Asia. All of these positions will be reporting into the current CEO Asia & Africa, Robin Lingg, who has been elected to the Group Executive Board of Ringier AG in December. Mark Slade, former Head of the Digital Marketing Agency RDM in Nigeria, will take over the position as General Manager Ringier Nigeria. To further support the risen complexity in Ringier's fast-scaling operations, four dedicated teams were established for each of the African business models Classifieds, Content, E-Commerce and Digital Marketing. Each will consist of a dedicated team supporting their field in Marketing, Business & Operations and Product Development.

Ringier AG Appoints Xiaoqun Clever as New Chief Technology and Data Officer, Effective January 1, 2016

Ringier AG has appointed Xiaoqun Clever as new chief technology and data officer, effective January 1, 2016. Clever is currently Chief Technology Officer at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. She will sit on the Ringier Group Executive Board and report directly to CEO Marc Walder. Until the end of 2013, Clever was Executive vice president at German software company SAP AG and President of SAP Labs China. Clever has been Chief Technology Offer at German media company ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG in Unterfohring since January 2014. In January 2015 she also became a member of the Supervisory Board at Allianz Versicherungs-AG Austria. She will sit on the Group Executive Board and report directly to CEO Marc Walder.

Ringier and Axel Springer to Create Jointly Owned Company in Switzerland, Ringier Axel Springer Media Schweiz AG; Appoints Management Team for the Ringier Axel Springer Media Schweiz AG

Ringier and Axel Springer sign contract to create jointly owned company in Switzerland. The new joint-venture company will accommodate all Ringier publications in German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland, along with their online offerings and Le Temps, the quality daily newspaper published in French-speaking Switzerland, as well as Axel Springer Switzerland, the firm operating all the Swiss businesses of Axel Springer SE. The new company s name will be Ringier Axel Springer Media Schweiz AG and its registered offices will be in Zurich. The new company's joint owners intend for it to achieve a significant enhancement of their competitive capabilities in the Swiss newspaper and magazine readership market and in the Swiss advertising arena. Further digitalization of their well-known publishing brands is also a key objective. By joining forces in this way, Ringier and Axel Springer are extending the scope of their existing, and highly successful, partnership in Eastern Europe to encompass the Swiss market as well. Since it was first established in July 2010, Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, the joint-venture company which runs the two firms businesses in Eastern Europe, has managed to more than quintuple the proportion of overall revenues generated from digital activities, increasing them from a mere 7% five years ago to their current level of 36%. Ringier will fully consolidate its stake in the planned new company. Axel Springer will consolidate its earnings from the new company on a pro-rata basis. Ringier Axel Springer Media Switzerland AG plans to commence its operations on January 1, 2016, and will initially be based in its various existing premises in Zurich. The new company also intends to runs its businesses from shared premises by 2017. Marc Walder, the CEO Ringier of AG, will be Chairman of the new company's Board of Directors. Ralph Büchi, President International of Axel Springer SE, will take up the duties of Board Delegate, and the executive management team of the new joint-venture company will report directly to him. Claudio Cisullo, a member of Ringier AG's Board of Directors, and Alexander Theobald, Head of Operations and Business Development at Ringier AG, will also represent Ringier on the Board of the new company. Axel Springer will in addition be represented on the new company's Board by Dr. Mathias Döpfner, Chairman and CEO of Axel Springer SE, and Dr. Julian Deutz, CFO of Axel Springer SE. The members of the new company s executive management committee will be Urs Heller, Head of Magazine Publishing for German-speaking Switzerland, Marcel Hürlimann, who will serve as both CFO and COO, Daniel Pillard, Head of Publishing for French-speaking Switzerland, Jörg Tobuschat, who will be in charge of user-market activities and will also act as Deputy Head of Magazine Publishing for German-speaking Switzerland, and Roland Wahrenberger, who will manage the Beobachter group of titles and the Amiado Group. Initially, Ralph Büchi will be the acting head of business-media activities.

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