Marquard Media International AG appoints Bijan Khezri as Chairman of the Group Executive Committee, consolidates leadership for Central European assets and reinforces commitment to further expansion

Marquard Media International AG (‘Marquard Media’) announced today that with immediate effect Mr. Bijan Khezri will assume the role of Chairman of the Group Executive Committee.
Zsuzsanna Ohidi, who has been CEO of Marquard Media Hungary, will assume executive leadership for Marquard Media Poland. All CEOs within the Marquard Media Group will report to Bijan Khezri. Dr.Peter Brase, Group CFO / COO, is focusing his work on the Marquard Family office.
Mr. Khezri has been a board director of Marquard Media International AG (Zug) and is an accomplished operational governance partner and investor in sports, media and technology. Currently, Mr. Khezri is board director of Sportradar AG as well as EEM World. For further information, please see below.
Mr Jürg Marquard, Founder and Executive Chairman, states: „I am delighted about the organizational changes announced today. Bijan has a rich track record in leadership in digital media and sports assets in Europe and USA. Zsuzsanna has been successfully leading a highly profitable Hungarian operation. It is an important milestone in the long-standing history of Marquard Media of successfully monetizing and digitalizing multi-channel media assets. Our industry has been in transformative mode for many years. Business model innovation, technologies and partnerships are positioning our existing business mix for a significant growth phase, supported by strategic as well as opportunistic acquisitions.”
Mr. Bijan Khezri states:
„Marquard Media’s enduring DNA of sensing and monetizing transformative trends provides its existing business portfolio with a powerful foundation for growth. We believe in print as competitive advantage in the digital mix. Our challenge is to more effectively leverage existing resources across all group companies and enter new markets with data-driven solutions.”
About Marquard Media
Marquard Media is active and continues expanding in the premium print as well as corporate publishing, digital, and events business in Germany, Hungary and Poland.
In Germany – through CMG Media Group (‘CMG’), a 100% controlled group company, Marquard Media is one of the leading media gateways to the gaming and IT communities. In addition to its print, digital and event businesses, CMG designs and markets IT-based solutions for gamers.
In Poland and Hungary Marquard Media is focused on women, men and health segments with a wide-ranging portfolio including: JOY, EVA, INSTYLE, SHAPE,PLAYBOY, MEN’S HEALTH, RUNNER’S WORLD, ESQUIRE, HARPER’S BAZAAR,COSMOPOLITAN.
Jürg Marquard plans to keep expanding with his group. Expansion will materialize through new launches, data-driven solutions serving growth segments such as gaming, as well as further acquisitions.
About Bijan Khezri

Bijan is a board director, investor and advisor of Sportradar AG in Switzerland, a global leader in sports data and analytics. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Sportradar USA. Bijan is a Senior Advisor of two portfolio companies of New York based GF Capital Private Equity Fund: EEM World – owner and operator of the Longines Masters Paris, Hong Kong, and New York; and GF Sports – a live events and sports media entertainment company.He is an approved individual of the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.