Marc WalderCEO, Ringier AG

    Marc Walder is CEO of Ringier AG, one of Europe’s largest publishers. He was appointed Chairman of the Group Executive Board in April 2012. In addition Marc serves in several Boards of Directors, such as being Chairman of the Board of Scout 24 Schweiz, Vice Chairman of the Board of JobCloud or a member the Executive Board of the Swiss Media Association and the Advisory Board of the FIFA Museum. Marc started his career at Ringier in 1991 after eight years as a professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. Following his training at the Ringier School of Journalism, Marc joined the Blick Group, where he held various positions, including Deputy Editor-in-Chief of SonntagsBlick and head of the sports desk of the Blick Group. In 2000 he was named Editor-in-Chief of Schweizer Illustrierte , Switzerland’s largest magazine, which he ran successfully for seven years. Marc became Editor-in-Chief of SonntagsBlick in 2007 and additionally took over the editorial management of the Blick Group. Since September 2008 Marc has served as CEO of Ringier Switzerland and Germany and on Ringier’s Group Executive Board. Under his leadership Ringier has consistently pursued diversification and digitalization since then: Ringier has invested significantly in the Digital Business and Entertainment units. In 2008 Marc completed the Advanced Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School in Boston. Marc is married, father of two daughters and lives near Zurich.

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