FIPP chairman and Ringier COO tapped by Axel Springer for chairman role


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Büchi is also chairman of FIPP.

Marc Walder, CEO and managing partner of Ringier, said of Ralph Büchi’s nomination: “We are delighted that Ralph Büchi will be put forward for the position of chairman of Axel Springer’s supervisory board. This is both a great honour and a recognition of his work in recent years. Ralph Büchi is one of the most experienced and respected media managers in Europe.” 

Ralph Büchi will fulfil his current contract with Ringier, which runs until April 2020; he will remain COO of Ringier and CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz until then. If he is voted onto the supervisory board, he will step down from his role as chairman of the supervisory board of Ringier Axel Springer Media in Eastern Europe. The nomination is independent of the existing cooperation between the two media companies in Eastern Europe and Switzerland, and will have no further structural effects.


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