Aleksander Kutela appointed CEO of Grupa Onet.pl




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21.05.15

Aleksander Kutela appointed CEO of Grupa Onet.pl

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As of August 1, 2015 Aleksander Kutela, (43), will become CEO of Grupa Onet.pl. He will succeed interim CEO Jonny Crowe (44). Aleksander Kutela will join the Group Executive Board in Poland which consists of Edyta Sadowska, Jonny Crowe and Grzegorz Kania and is chaired by Mark Dekan.

Mark Dekan, CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG and Group CEO Poland:

“I am very pleased to welcome Aleksander Kutela as the future CEO of Grupa Onet.pl. In his previous role Aleksander Kutela successfully introduced digital platforms and paid models and transformed HBO into one of the key media brands in Poland. His arrival at Onet reinforces our commitment to content, brands and dedication to strong partnerships. I would like to thank Jonny Crowe for his excellent on-going interim management of Onet while wishing Aleksander a successful start”.

Aleksander Kutela has been President of HBO Poland since 2000 and Senior Vice President of HBO Europe since 2007. He worked for the company since 1997, serving as the Marketing and Sales Director, General Manager and Vice President of HBO Central Europe, responsible for Brand Management and Original Production, along with other senior roles. Since 2014 he is member of the Supervisory Board of ING Bank Śląski.  Kutela graduated from Cracow University of Economics (International Economic and Political Relations) and TGMP at Harvard Business School. He also completed executive courses at Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management and London Business School.

Group Onet-Ringier Axel Springer Poland is with monthly over 15,98 million real users and a total of over 128 million domestic video streams the leading internet group in Poland (source Megapanel/PBI March 2015). 

About Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

Ringier Axel Springer Media AG was founded in 2010 by the Swiss Ringier AG and the German Axel Springer SE and bundles the activities of both shareholders in Central and Eastern Europe. The company operates in the growth markets of Poland, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia with a broad range of media services, comprising more than 160 digital and print offerings. The company's registered offices are in Zurich and it employs a total of about 2700 employees.

Press Contact Axel Springer SE:
Michael Schneider

Tel: +49 30 2591 77644

Press Contact Ringier Axel Springer Media AG:
Alexandra Delvenakiotis

Tel: +41 44 267 29 14