September 19, 2017 8:18 AM 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

7,250 Employees


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Key Executives for Ringier AG

Chairman of the Group Executive Board & CEO
Age: 52
Co-Owner, Chairman & Publisher
Age: 68
Chief Financial Officer and Member of The Executive Board
Age: 40
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Ringier AG Key Developments

Ringier AG Appoints Lukas Gahwiler to Its Board of Directors

Ringier AG has appointed Lukas Gahwiler to its board of directors. After approval by the General Assembly, the Swiss financier will join the Ringier AG Board of Directors in June 2017. The experienced bank manager, who joined the UBS Group Executive Board in 2010 as CEO Switzerland and successfully led the bank's Swiss business activities until the end of August 2016, has been Chairman of the Board at UBS Switzerland AG since April of this year.

Ringier Group Names Rene Beutner as New Chief Communications Officer, Effective from May 1, 2017

Ringier Group has announced the appointment of Rene Beutner as the new chief communications officer. As the company's new chief communications officer, Rene Beutner, will be responsible for all communications across the media enterprise in the 16 countries in which it operates. Rene Beutner will take up his new position as head of corporate communications at the Ringier Group on May 1, 2017. With his Zurich-based team, he will be responsible for communications activities across the broadly diversified media group in all 16 countries in which it does business. In this role, Rene Beutner will report directly to Ringier CEO Marc Walder.

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.

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