Hamburg, 20 July 2011 –
Axel Bogocz, 47, will take over as Publisher and CEO of Verlagsgruppe NEWS on 1 September 2011. His appointment has been approved unanimously by the Group's Advisory Board.
Bogocz currently bears executive responsibility for all of the Bauer Media Group's activities in Munich. These include six print titles from the BRAVO family, plus the newly-launched magazines YEAH! and TWIST, the sound carrier BRAVO Hits with annual sales of over one million units, and numerous brand extensions for the online, Web TV, mobile and TV markets.
After studying journalism, Bogocz started his career as a reporter and departmental manager with the BUNTE magazine (Hubert Burda Media) before accepting a management position with 1&1 Group (United Internet), where he was also in charge of the group's affiliated companies.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Torsten-Jörn Klein, Chairman of Verlagsgruppe NEWS' advisory board and President G+J International, says: "The appointment of the journalist Axel Bogocz is a clear acknowledgement on the shareholders' part of the importance of good professional journalism for the future of our magazines and digital products. His journalistic and commercial skills, as well as his sound knowledge of online and mobile business, are the ideal mix for coping with the challenges that lie ahead. I am very pleased about his appointment and wish him every success in his new job."
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