Marc Walder joins Board of Directors of Marquard Media International
Ringier CEO Marc Walder to join the Board of Directors of Marquard Media International AG
International media expert Marc Walder was appointed to the Board of Directors of Marquard Media International AG on October 18, 2017. Walder, CEO at Ringier AG and Chairman of the Group Executive Board of the largest Swiss media company, will support the development of Marquard Media International as a member on the Board of Directors.
Jürg Marquard, owner and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marquard Media International AG, comments: «Marc Walder is one of the most distinguished personalities of the Swiss media scene as well as a passionate advocate and a committed driving force of the digital transformation in publishing and economics. I am delighted that he will be bringing his comprehensive expertise to the Board of Directors of Marquard Media.»
Marc Walder, CEO of Ringier AG:
«Marquard Media is currently undergoing a transformation. I am looking forward to apply my experience particularly with regard to new technologies and innovative business models, and I am delighted about my appointment.»
Since becoming CEO of Ringier AG in 2012, Marc Walder has consistently pursued the diversification and digitalization of the company. In addition, Walder serves on several Boards of Directors, e.g. as Chairman of Scout24 Schweiz AG, as Vice Chairman of JobCloud AG and as a member on the Board of Directors of Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz AG and Ringier Axel Springer Media AG. He is also the founder of the digitalswitzerland initiative which brings together 80 of the largest Swiss companies to promote the digital transformation of the country.
The Board of Directors of Marquard Media is now composed of Jürg Marquard, founder and sole shareholder of Marquard Media International AG (Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors), Bijan Khezri, Chairman of the Group Executive Committee of Marquard Media International AG (Delegate of the Board of Directors), Albrecht Hengstenberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hengstenberg GmbH & Co. KG, Thomas Rinderknecht, Senior Partner of Badertscher Rechtsanwälte AG, and Marc Walder, CEO of Ringier AG.
Marquard Media International AG, Corporate Communications
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About Marquard Media International:
Marquard Media runs approx. 30 publications in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Poland and is present in other countries with licensed editions. The strongly growing online business includes 15 websites in the German-speaking countries and has a reach of over 8 million users.
In Hungary, Marquard Media is the leading publisher of premium magazines as well as brand-related platforms like websites and events with a wide-ranging portfolio in the women’s and men’s segment, including JOY, EVA, INSTYLE, SHAPE, APA, PLAYBOY, PLAYBOY EXCLUSIVE, MEN’S HEALTH and RUNNER’S WORLD.
In Poland, too, the publishing group continues to expand in the premium magazine segment. With ESQUIRE, CKM and PLAYBOY it is the leading publisher in the men’s segment, and with HARPER’S BAZAAR, COSMOPOLITAN, JOY, SHAPE and HOT MODA it also holds a top position in the women’s premium segment. In addition to brand-related websites and events, MMP runs a wide range of thematic online platforms, such as SuperMamy.pl, MillionKobiet.pl, BOSKA.pl, Zeberka.pl and Kozaczek.pl.
Jürg Marquard continues to set a clear growth course for his publishing group. Further expansion is to be achieved through new launches as well as further acquisitions.