Ringier restructures Africa and Asia businesses

In 2015, the business boasted strong growth and the accomplishment of important milestones, including the new market entry in Myanmar.

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Personnel changes at Ringier include:

  • Leonard Stiegeler, former general manager for Ringier Nigeria and head of Ringier West Africa has been appointed to the new position of general manager Ringier Africa
  • Former head of new business implementation at Ringier AG, Florent de Rocca-Serra, will take the new position of general manager Ringier Asia Pacific
  • Jessica List, formerly part of Ringiers M&A and the Business Development team will take the new position of CFO, Ringier Africa
  • Jessica Stiles, former head of marketing international markets becomes CMO Africa and Asia

All of the above positions will report into the current CEO of Ringier Asia and Africa, Robin Lingg, who was elected to the group executive board of Ringier AG in December.

Julian Artopé, currently director of Ringier Africa, will pursue an MBA at the end of March this year, after four years of building Ringier’s African business on the continent. Mark Slade, former Head of the Digital Marketing Agency RDM in Nigeria, will take over the position as general manager, Ringier Nigeria. 

Said Lingg of the restructure: “With the high speed and growth of our digital business in Africa and Asia, we were in need of stronger support structures to facilitate further aggressive scaling of our business. Through this evolution of the organisation I’m convinced we’ll be able to further boost and expand our leading market positions in classifieds, content, ecommerce and digital marketing across all our markets. We have a proven and highly experienced team of which I’m very happy to see so much internally promoted leadership emerge. I also would like to thank Julian Artopé, who has been essential for building this organisation on the ground and has been a key part for the success of Ringier.”

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