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Frances Evans appointed CEO of OZ Publishing and board member of Media Group Medweth

On August 14, 2017, the management board of Media Group Medweth will be expanded to include a four-member body (alongside Christian Medweth, Bozidar Luzanin and Marie-Christine Dreyfus), as well as expanding the management of OZ-Verlag. Frances Evans, formerly international marketing and innovation at Burda International, joins as a member of Medweth's management board, and as CEO of OZ-Verlag at the Rheinfelden site, together with co-'managing director Sandra Linsin.


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 Frances Evans

Christian Medweth, chairman of Media Group Medweth, said "As a renowned, internationally active special-interest media house, it is important to ensure the continued and further development of our business models, as well as maintaining our existing sources of revenue both at home and abroad. With Frances Evans, we have found the perfect manager to implement these goals. Together with Sandra Linsin, she will take over the operational management of the OZ publishing house and will drive this digital transformation forward."

Frances Evans added, "I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the digital transformation at Media Group Medweth and the OZ publishing house. The need to deliver an organisation, which is more agile and transaction-based with a diverse range of revenue streams has never been greater. The trust which consumers have in our brands and content will enable us to expand our commercial propositions by offering tailor-made, innovative products and services across a variety of channels relevant to the needs and habits of our users. "and Evans adds," The professional team at OZ publishing has decades of experience and expertise in providing passionate hobbyists with inspiring content, connecting deeply with communities of like-minded people. I'm really looking forward to working with this talented team."

Frances Evans has more than two decades of experience in international media business. Most recently, she was director of international marketing and innovation at Burda International, where she oversaw innovation and digital transformation projects, international ad management, licensing, events, marketing and research projects. She was also chairman of Burda F + W, a joint venture with F + W Media, the US publisher for hobby and creative media. Prior to that, Frances Evans was responsible for the international licensing of Marquard Media and managing director of Marquard Media Hungary. At Marquard Media she developed a major international licensing business and launched JOY in 20 different markets.

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