Felix Oberholzer-Gee to join Ringier AG Board of Directors

Felix Oberholzer-Gee, 55, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, will join the Board of Directors of Ringier AG. Oberholzer, a Swiss citizen born in Zug, has held his chair at this elite U.S. university for the last 13 years. A key focus of his work is on the digital transformation of modern companies.

Felix Oberholzer runs the Harvard Business School MBA program and does most of his teaching in executive education courses. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich. Before embarking on his academic career, he served as managing director of a Swiss process-control company. He was then awarded his first professorship at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Through his research and teaching, Oberholzer has gained widespread recognition for his expertise in the fields of media and digitalization. He regularly analyzes the Chinese economy and the performance of multinational companies operating in China. In addition to articles in numerous international specialist periodicals, such as the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy, he also contributes articles to the Financial Times, the GuardianLe Figaro, the New York Times and many other publications. In September 2012, he also published a Harvard case study entitled “Ringier – Building a Digital-Age Media Company”, examining the firm’s role as a media enterprise and providing insights into the creation of the Blick Group’s newsroom.

“With Professor Felix Oberholzer joining our Board, we are welcoming a personality who is not merely close to the digital world, but actually lives in its midst.”

Michael Ringier, the publisher and Chairman of the Ringier Board of Directors

Felix Oberholzer will be elected to the Ringier AG Board of Directors in June 2016. He will continue his teaching work at Harvard.

Ringier AG, Corporate Communications

Felix Oberholzer-Gee