Hamburg, 09 December 2009 – Martin Trautmann appointed new Executive Vice President of G+J's business publications and popular-science titles in France
Martin Trautmann (41) has been appointed Executive Vice President of Prisma Presse. In his new role, he will supervise the Business and Science (;Eacute;conomie / Dé;couverte) division of G+J's French publishing arm. From January, this puts him in charge of the GEO, CAPITAL, ;Ccedil;A M'INT;Eacute;RESSE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and MANAGEMENT magazines and websites.
After studying communication sciences, business administration and politics at Ludwig- Maximilian University in Munich, Trautmann first completed an editorial traineeship at Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), then worked there as an editor. He joined Gruner + Jahr in 1998. After working as an executive management assistant at STERN, in 1999 he moved to the International Magazines division under Axel Ganz in Paris. In 2002, he helped G+J enter the market in China as Managing Director of G+J Shanghai. Trautmann has worked at the Gruner+Jahr/Mondadori in Milan since January 2004. After initially heading the Business Development department, where he worked on the journalistic development of new magazines, he most recently supervised the publisher's entire portfolio of magazines as Managing Director Magazines.
Prisma Presse CEO Rolf Heinz says: "I am pleased to have found a publishing executive with such great international experience to fill this important position. Martin Trautmann has proven his remarkable proficiency both in publishing and in management as a journalist and manager in various countries and different market segments, and has launched new titles with a great deal of innovation and success. I wish him and his team good luck and the best of success in his new position."