Formerly: Member of the Management Board, Axel Springer; Head, newspaper and multimedia divisions; Editor-in-Chief, DIE WELT; at Gruner+Jahr/Bertelsmann, held several executive positions and Editor-in-Chief of the newspapers Wochenpost and Hamburger Morgenpost. Since 2002, Chairman and CEO, Axel Springer. Member of the Board of Directors: Time Warner; RHJ International. Serves at the American Academy, American Jewish Committee and European Publishers Council. Journalist, lecturer and book author. Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge.