Christoph Haldi appointed Chief People Officer of Ringier AG

On 1 August 2022, Christoph Haldi will take up the position of Chief People Officer (CPO) at Ringier AG as a replacement for Susanne Jud, who has decided to leave the company. In his new role, Christoph Haldi will join the extended Executive Board of Ringier AG.

Christoph Haldi, the current Head of Ringier Business Services, will take up the position of Chief People Officer for Ringier AG effective 1 August 2022. In this new role, he will report to Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch, Group General Counsel & Head of Corporate Center Ringier AG.  The qualified teacher, Christoph Haldi has a Master’s from the University of Bern and a Master of Advanced Studies in General Management. Now 51, Haldi has held a number of management positions at Ringier AG since joining in 2013. Between January 2017 and July 2022, he was Head of Business Services with responsibility for establishing a Shared Service Center at Ringier AG in Switzerland that encompassed the areas of Finance Services, HR Services, Facility Management, Project Services, IT Infrastructure & Applications Services, IT Customer Services and Procurement.

Manuel Liatowitsch: «As Chief People Officer, Chris Haldi will focus on the further development of Group HR and HR Services, addressing key issues such as talent development, culture and the involvement of our employees in all 19 Ringier countries, particularly with companies in the CEE countries now 100% owned by the Ringier Group. The media industry is changing rapidly. People management is crucial in advancing the transformation of Ringier as a technology-driven media group. I look forward to working with Chris Haldi.»

Current CPO Susanne Jud has decided to seek new challenges beyond Ringier. Jud took up the new position of Chief People Officer in August 2020 on a temporary basis to begin with and definitively in November 2020. She had previously held a number of HR management positions since joining Ringier AG in 2018.

«In the last two years, which were dominated by the pandemic, Susanne Jud and her team took a decisive and exemplary approach to crisis management and worked to protect the health and well being of employees. In September 2021, she introduced the hybrid working model – the Ringier Mobile Office Policy. She was also a driving force in the development of management training, Diversity & Inclusion, employee satisfaction surveys and equal pay certification. I would like to thank Susanne wholeheartedly for her great dedication and wish her all the best and continued success in both her professional and private life,» says Liatowitsch.

Following the appointment of Haldi as Chief People Officer and his move to the Corporate Center, Ringier Business Services will transfer to a new functionally oriented structure. Finance Services will fall under Group Accounting, headed by Helene Schuler, while HR Services and Facility Management will be integrated into the Corporate Center led by Manuel Liatowitsch. Marcus Dauck will be responsible for Procurement, IT Service Management, IT Customer Services, IT Infrastructure & Applications and Project Services. His current division of Ringier Publishing Technology & Systems will expand to include these functions under its new name of Ringier Mediatech & Services. Dauck will continue to report to Alexander Theobald in his function as COO Ringier Schweiz.

«Under the leadership of Marcus Dauck, we will focus on the process of bringing IT Publishing Tech & Systems, ERP, Support/Workplace and Infrastructure/Cloud under one roof to achieve an optimal connection to the business processes within the integrated service area. Effective 1 August 2022, Ringier Mediatech & Services will be a single functional hub serving the Swiss media companies Ringier AG, Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz and Swissprinters. I would like to thank Chris Haldi for five years of collaboration and wish him every success in his new challenges,» says Alexander Theobald, COO Ringier Schweiz and CEO Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland.

Ringier AG, Corporate Communications

About Ringier

Ringier is a Media- and Technology Company Swiss by nature. The Group includes over 130 companies operating numerous leading media brands, digital platforms and marketplaces. Ringier addresses every walk of life and touches the lives of millions of people – every day around the globe in 19 countries. 73 percent of operating profit comes from the digital sector. This puts Ringier in the group of leading European media companies. The family-owned enterprise believes in entrepreneurship, collaboration, innovation, trust and courage for nearly 190 years. In a world that’s becoming ever more complex and challenging, Ringier`s mission is to keep interest alive and to ensure that customers, users or readers never lose sight of what connects them: We create interest in the world around you – and beyond. www.ringier.com