Michael Ringier was born in Zofingen, Switzerland, in 1949. Together with his sister Evelyn Lingg-Ringier, he is the owner of Ringier AG. Marc Walder and the Mobiliar company are also minority shareholders. In 1974/75, Michael Ringier completed his first course of studies at the Ringier School of Journalism along with Uli Sigg and Thomas Trüb. He pursued further training as a journalist with the Münchner Abendzeitung from 1973 to 1976. Later, he went on to work for several newspapers and magazines in Switzerland and Germany. In 1983, Michael Ringier joined Ringier’s management and two years later he was appointed CEO. He has served as chairman of the board of directors since 2003. Michael Ringier is a passionate and renowned collector of contemporary art. He holds one of the most important private collections in Europe, part of which is on display at the Ringier Pressehaus in Zurich.
Chairman of the Board of Directors