Axel Konjack (b. 1969) is Head of Global Marketplaces and member of the Group Executive Board of Ringier AG since February 2021. He is responsible for strategy development as well as for operational portfolio and investment management of Ringier Marketplaces in Switzerland, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. Along with the Swiss market leaders, Swiss Marketplace Group and JobCloud Group, this includes digital marketplaces in the jobs, property, car and horizontals segments. He joined Ringier AG as Chief Operating Officer for the division in 2018. Axel Konjack holds mandates for Ringier in numerous supervisory bodies. Prior to joining Ringier, he was CEO of Switzerland’s Homegate Group from 2015. Between 1998 and 2015, Axel Konjack held different management positions for the German media group Axel Springer, headquartered in Berlin. He was responsible for managing the public-private partnership of the official city portal for Hamburg, hamburg.de, made a major contribution as CEO to the founding and expansion of the property portal immonet.de, and was formerly Head of the Internet division at Axel Springer. Axel Konjack started his career at Axel Springer in 1997 with a trainee programme in the Electronic Media division and in corporate development. From 1998, he was involved in the planning and execution of the company’s digital group strategy and served as project manager for a range of digital and restructuring projects. Axel Konjack holds a degree in business administration, having studied in Frankfurt/Main and Lyon following an apprenticeship in advertising in Hamburg.
Head Global Marketplaces Ringier AG