The FIPP Management Board appointed three new company representatives as Directors at its last meeting on 20 March 2018. Appointed were Alfred Heintze of Burda International, Aaron Asadi of Future and Dietmar Otti of Red Bull Media House.
Alfred Heintze is Chief Operating Officer of Burda International Holding GmbH.
Alfred Heintze started his career in the early 90's at the Axel Springer Publishing Group in Hamburg as Director for Export and Distribution for nearly 10 years.
From 2006 until 2015 he continued his career at Bauer Media Group being responsible for Eastern Europe and Asia as Managing Director and as CEO for Eastern Europe, Asia and Australia before he moved to the international B2B sector at the Forum Media Group.
2016 Alfred became Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Burda International Holding GmbH.
From 1999 onwards Alfred has held roles at Distripress, the association for the promotion of the global circulation of the press, and has been Vice President and President as well as Chairman of the Emerging Markets Committee.
Aaron Asadi is Chief Operations Officer of Future, based in the UK.
Aaron has worked in specialist media publishing for 15 years across a range of sectors and formats. In 2006 he joined Imagine Publishing from Highbury Entertainment and helped the company enjoy great success with bookazines in the technology, craft, history and science categories.
As Publishing Director, Aaron managed the entire content portfolio at Imagine, including prestigious titles such as How It Works, Retro Gamer, Digital Photographer and All About History.
In 2016, Aaron joined Future plc following its acquisition of Imagine. Initially charged with managing the print portfolio, overseeing the development of all titles including T3, Guitarist and Digital Camera.
Most recently, Aaron was made COO at Future, charged with responsibilities spanning commercial operations, cross-platform content delivery and newstrade management.
Dr Dietmar Otti is CEO, TV, Publishing & Operations of the Austrian-based Red Bull Media House.
As Chief Executive Officer for TV, Publishing & Operations, Dr Dietmar Otti leads media brands spanning television, film, and book, periodical and multimedia publishing for Red Bull Media House which produces, publishes, distributes and licenses premium content in the areas of Sport & Lifestyle, Nature & Science and Tradition & Inspiration.
In addition to steering a portfolio that encompasses such assets as Servus TV, international production company Terra Mater Factual Studios, publishers Ecowing and Benevento, and The Red Bulletin magazine, he also guides the operations of key internal departments and platforms, including Legal, Human Resources, Finance, Partnerships and Facility Management.
Dietmar’s successful track record in the media industry further includes senior international positions with Bauer Media Group and Axel Springer, as well as hands-on guidance of Austria’s leading economic newspaper and collaborations with Russmedia and Siemens.
At Bauer Media, Dietmar was President, Western Europe and USA, developing internationalization activities through organic growth and acquisitions and steering the brand to become the radio provider with the highest audience in Europe.
In the role of Senior Vice President and COO at Axel Springer, he drove initiatives across Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
Download the full 2018 FIPP Management Board as approved by the FIPP Board at its meetign on 20 March 2018.
FIPP board directors are elected by the FIPP membership to represent their member companies as a part of the policy-making and governance structure of FIPP. The Management Board is currently made up of 38 company representatives from 20 countries headed up by FIPP Chairman, Ralph Büchi, Chief Operating Officer of the Ringier Group & CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland AG. The Treasurer is Erwin Fidelis Reisch, president and CEO of Alfons W. Gentner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG in Germany.
FIPP has more than 500 member companies, which includes 30 national associations, more than 350 media owners and more than 80 service providers to the industry and associated organisations, in more than 60 countries, all of whom use FIPP to find new business partners and gather information on potential markets. FIPP represents more than 5,000 titles, which include almost all of the world’s leading magazine media brands. Whether you are a media owner or service provider to the industry, or an association, FIPP membership is an excellent platform from which you can expand your business globally.
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