René Beutner

René Beutner

Chief Communications Officer Ringier AG

René Beutner (*1970) has been CCO and Company Spokesperson for Ringier AG since May 2017. As part of this role, he is also responsible for global communications across Ringier majority-stake companies. From 2013 to 2017, Beutner was Head of Communications Central & Eastern Europe for the American online platform Groupon. He previously held management positions in communications at Metro Cash & Carry, the supermarket chain Plus, and the payback platform Loyalty Partner. After working as Press Spokesperson at Bertelsmann AG in New York, René Beutner was Department Head of the Press Office at the Hypovereinsbank in Munich from 2002 to 2004. He began his journalistic career at the Bild newspaper in Hamburg and Leipzig as well as Die Welt in Berlin after completing a degree at the Axel Springer Academy in 1990.