Curriculum Vitae Jan Bayer




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Curriculum Vitae
Jan Bayer

President News Media
Jan Bayer

Jan Bayer, born in 1970, read media studies and law, as well as business administration in Hanover and Madison, Wisconsin. He began his career in 1995 as a trainee at the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich. He worked there from 1996–1999 in advertising sales. Following a stint as Publishing Manager of the Volksstimme in Magdeburg, he returned to the Süddeutsche Zeitung in 2002 as Head of Controlling, becoming Publishing Manager in 2004.

In 2006 he became the Head of the Executive Office for Newspapers at Axel Springer SE, where he became Publishing Director of the Hamburg Regional Newspaper Group from 2007 and Chairman of the management board of the WELT GROUP / BERLINER MORGENPOST / HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT from 2008.

Jan Bayer is member of the Executive Board since January 2012.

Key mandates in supervisory bodies (as of: March 2017)

  • Business Insider, Inc., USA (Board of Directors)
  • eMarketer Inc., USA (Board of Directors)
  • Media Impact GmbH & Co. KG, Germany (Advisory Board)
  • Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, Switzerland (Board of Directors)


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