New CEO at Ringier AG

Marc Walder was named new CEO of Ringier AG, succeeding Christian Unger who is stepping down.

Marc Walder (46) is currently CEO of Ringier Switzerland and Germany and will continue to hold this position. Walder is succeeding Christian Unger (44) at the head of the organization. Unger, who has been at the helm of Ringier AG since January 1, 2009, will look for new challenges.

Christian Unger: “After a three-year reconstruction period, Ringier is now a broadly diversified media enterprise and with the Ringier Axel Springer Media AG joint venture, the company has achieved an excellent position in Central and Eastern Europe. This is the right time for me to accept new responsibilities.”

Marc Walder completed the Ringier School of Journalism. Previous positions include Head of Sports of the Blick Group and Editor-in-Chief of Schweizer Illustrierte and SonntagsBlick, before he took over the operational responsibility for Ringier Switzerland and Germany and joined the Group Executive Board in 2008. Walder will assume the office of CEO of Ringier AG effective immediately.

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