Expansion of the Ringier AG Group Executive Board

The Group Executive Board of Ringier AG will be expanded by three members effective 1 January 2016. In addition to Chief Technology and Data Officer Xiaoqun Clever, Robin Lingg, CEO Ringier Africa & Asia, and Alexander Theobald, COO Ringier Switzerland, will be the new members of Ringier’s corporate management.

As previously announced, Xiaoqun Clever (45) will take over her new role as Chief Technology and Data Officer of Ringier on 1 January 2016. At the same time she will join the Group Executive Board of Ringier AG.

Also as of the first of the year, the Board of Directors has additionally elected Robin Lingg (36), CEO Ringier Africa & Asia and Alexander Theobald (51), currently Head Operations & Business Development, to the Group Executive Board. Alexander Theobald will take over the position of Chief Operating Officer Ringier Switzerland. In addition to CEO Marc Walder, CFO Annabella Bassler and Thomas Kaiser, CEO Ringier Digital, are also members of the Group Executive Board.

“Nowadays, technology is one of the key contributors to the success of a media enterprise. This is why we appointed Xiaoqun Clever. In Switzerland, in turn, we see great potential to expand within our broadly diversified portfolio. This will be the responsibility of Alexander Theobald. And we consider Africa and Asia as a significant growth market in the digital business models – Robin Lingg will be the driver there.”

Marc Walder about the upcoming expansion.

Ringier AG, Corporate Communications