LUKA MÜLLER IS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MARQUARD MEDIA GROUP AG

Luka Müller has been a board member since January 2018. With effect of July 1, 2020, he will be appointed Chairman of the Board, a position held until now by Jürg Marquard, Founder and majority owner. Jürg Marquard will remain an active board member.

Luka Müller is Founding Partner of law firm MME Legal in Zurich and Co-Founder and Chairman of Sygnum Bank AG, a financial technology company with a banking licence in Switzerland and operations in Singapore.

Jürg Marquard comments: «Luka has been a very valuable member of our board since 2018. His extraordinary mix of competencies are relevant to the future development of Marquard Media Group and make him our preferred candidate for the Chairman role. Luka and Group-CEO Bijan Khezri share a history of successful collaboration. I am convinced that this constellation lays the foundation for an effective and growth-oriented governance.»

Luka Müller comments: «During the past three years, Marquard Media Group has introduced a remarkable digital transformation. I am excited to assume the role of Chairman of the Board and to ensure a future-oriented corporate governance supporting the continued transformation and growth.»

The Board of Directors of Marquard Media Group AG is now composed of Jürg Marquard, founder and majority shareholder; Bijan Khezri, Group-CEO, co-owner, and Delegate of the Board of Directors; Dr. Luka Müller, Founding Partner of law firm MME Legal in Zurich and Co-Founder and Chairman of Sygnum Bank AG, a financial technology company with a banking licence in Switzerland and operations in Singapore; Thomas Rinderknecht, Senior Partner of Badertscher Rechtsanwälte AG and Board Director of Lindt-Sprüngli AG; Marc Walder, CEO and shareholder of Ringier AG as well as Founder of ‘digitalswitzerland’; and Jacques Bughin until recently senior partner at McKinsey and Global Director of the McKinsey Global Institute and now fully dedicated to innovation-centric commitments in business and academic research.