Mathias Döpfner

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Axel Springer

Mathias Döpfner is a German journalist, book author, and the chairman and CEO of Axel Springer SE, owner of the media brands Politico, Insider, and Morning Brew in the US, Bild and Welt in Germany, and the classifieds platforms StepStone and Aviv. It is the largest digital publisher in Europe and active in over forty different countries. He joined the company in 1998 as editor-in-chief of the German daily Welt and became CEO in 2002. Ever since, he has pushed the digital transformation of the company. Today, over 85 percent of the group’s revenues and 95 percent of profits come from its digital business. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Netflix and Warner Music Group, serves on the steering committee of Bilderberg conference, and holds an honorary office at the American Jewish Committee.

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