Thomas Kaiser appointed new CEO of media swiss group

Media swiss group, a leading Swiss online operator, has appointed a new CEO: Thomas Kaiser, currently CEO Digital & Marketing Services of PubliGroupe and an experienced media professional, will take over the management of media swiss group on 1 October 2011, succeeding Daniel Grossen. Grossen will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of media swiss group. media swiss group is a subsidiary of Ringier AG and has approximately 500 employees.

Thomas Kaiser joined PubliGroupe in 2006, first as Head of Corporate Development and since 2008 as CEO Digital & Marketing Services. In 2009 he was additionally appointed Deputy CEO of the overall group. Previously, he had held management positions in the media industry for several years, including at Hubert Burda Media and Bertelsmann. Thomas Kaiser graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a degree in Economics and Management.

Christian Unger, CEO of Ringier: “We are pleased to have Thomas Kaiser, an experienced top specialist, on board to lead our digital subsidiary, media swiss group. This will not only provide continuity of the successful media swiss services, it will also ensure future growth of the digital segment, which is very important to us.” After announcing on 29 March 2011 that he would step down as CEO of Scout Group, the current head of media swiss group, Daniel Grossen, will also hand over his operational responsibilities at media swiss group at his own request after many successful years as an Internet pioneer to accept new career challenges. However, Grossen will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of media swiss group and will also be available to Ringier as a consultant.

media swiss group is a leading Swiss competence center for Internet technology, online markets, geographic information systems, electronic directories, and the sale of advertising space, both online and offline. The group includes the leading online services of Scout24 Group (joint venture with Deutsche Telekom AG), Anibis, Gate24, xmedia, omnimedia, geomatic, baugate24, mapgate24 and international holdings.