Thomas Spiegel, Head of Global Media and member of the Group Executive Board at Ringier AG, has decided to leave the company. Ladina Heimgartner will take over the management of the Global Media department at Group Executive level. She will also become CEO of Blick Group.
ELLE Vietnam, the fashion magazine published under license of Ringier since 2010, will be discontinued after the publication of its November issue.
Changes in the requirements for publishing media titles in Vietnam due to recent changes to media planning laws mean that the 10-year cooperation contract between Ringier and its local partner, the Hanoi Women Entrepreneurs Association (HNEW), cannot be renewed and as such the cooperation contract will come to an end October 30, 2020. Further,the Coronavirus Pandemic has brought advertising volume in the luxury & lifestyle segment to a complete standstill, making finding a commercially viable solution to these issues impractical. This has led to the decision to terminate ELLE Vietnam. 47 employees are affected by the closure of ELLE operation offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Autochek, the automotive technology company recently founded by former Cars45 CEO Etop Ikpe, and ROAM Africa, announced the acquisition of automotive marketplaces Cheki Nigeria and Cheki Ghana, previously part of ROAM Africa’s portfolio of leading online marketplaces. The new platform will relaunch by the end of 2020.
Marc Walder is living proof that fortune favours the brave. Over the last 13 years the CEO of Swiss media group Ringier has spearheaded a quite astonishing digital transformation at his company, branching out into marketplaces, ecommerce, ticketing and classifieds by buying up and successfully embedding a range of businesses.
A quoi peut servir le World Economic Forum? A échanger des idées et à perdre des contacts qui débouchent parfois sur des initiatives concrètes et ambitieuses. Par exemple le projet digitalswitzerland, dont le directeur général du groupe Ringier est l'instigateur. Objectif: mobiliser la Suisse autour de l'impératif de la numérisation.