Tag: Personals



New broom to sweep Holtzbrinck classifieds

Germany's Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck) reshuffled its top management level with the appointment of Volker Smid as managing director of the division Digital and Technologies with effect February 1. Smid was headhunted from Hewlett-Packard, where he headed the management team for the past five years (LinkedIn profile with pic

Next Russ generation steps up to bat

Next Russ generation steps up to bat

Eugen B. Russ (27), son of Russmedia’s CEO Eugen A. Russ, took over as CEO of Berlin-based renting site Erento from Rob Paterson on Jan. 1. Russmedia acquired Erento in 2011. Austria’s Russmedia has been in the hands of the Russ family since 1919 and Eugen A. Russ has been CEO si



Goudiaby now CEO of W3 Group

Karim Goudiaby (31), chief operating officer of London-based W3 Group since 2011, was promoted to chief executive officer of W3 Group on Jan. 1. His new responsibilities include defining strategy for the W3 Group and implementing strategy with the executive team, a company spokesperson said. Goudiaby has been with the company in different positions since Jan. 2007. For more about him, go to


REA Group CEO Ellis lost to classifieds

REA Group CEO Ellis lost to classifieds

Greg Ellis, CEO and managing director of REA Group for the past five years, resigned to accept a new challenge abroad in a non-competing business, the company announced today. Ellis will remain CEO of REA Group until a successor had been found. According to BusinessSpectator.com.au, a spokesman of the board confirmed the search for a successor will be launched as soon as possible.

Koos Bekker stays on at Naspers (with update)

Koos Bekker stays on at Naspers (with update)

From a shareholder point of view, the most important news in Naspers’s financial report for the first half of FY2014 released today, was hidden in the small print: Koos Bekker will stay on as CEO of Naspers beyond March 31 next year. For how long he will stay on, and whether he will sign a fourth five-year contract, wasn’t clear from the report. We asked and will report as soon as possible. (U


Swiss Ricardo appoints a head of marketing

Swiss Ricardo appoints a head of marketing

Naspers-owned Swiss online auction portal Ricardo.ch appointed Lars Hanf to the new position of Head of Marketing. He will coordinate all marketing activities of the auction platform Ricardo.ch, auto portal Autoricardo.ch and the b-to-b marketplace Ricardoshops.ch from Dec. 1 and will report directly to Ricardo Group CEO Christian Kunz, the company said in a

Ringier Axel Springer appoints former MIH executive as Digital Chief

Ringier Axel Springer appoints former MIH executive as Digital Chief

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG has appointed former Naspers executive Jonny Crowe as new Chief Digital Officer (CDO) from 1st of October on. Crowe substitutes Patrick Boos, in charge of digital portfolio of the Eastern Europe joint venture since its start in 2010 and who will continue to work as a consultant till t


Allegro’s Estonian classified portals merge

Allegro’s Estonian classified portals merge

Estonia-based Allegro Baltics OÜ merged with Moonfish Media OÜ, Consolidated Auctions OÜ (operator of auction portal Osta.ee), and Diginet OÜ (operator of real estate portal Kv.ee and partner search portal Hydra.ee). After completion of the merger, the companies will operate under the name Allegro Baltics OÜ. According to Gunnar Valge, board member of Allegro Baltics, the merger was a way to im



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