Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Journalism Committee, Chairman of the Nominating and Compensation Committee, Chairman of the Business Development Committee
Dr. Pietro Supino (CH/I/1965) has been Chairman and publisher since May 2007. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Tamedia in 1991. Between 1989 and 1998 Pietro Supino gained experience as a lawyer and in business consultancy before founding a private bank with partners in Zurich. Among other responsibilities, he is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Espace Media AG, Vice Chairman of Tamedia Publications romandes S.A., a member of the Board of Directors of Le Temps SA and of the Swiss news agency Schweizerische Depeschenagentur AG, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Media Association. Pietro Supino completed his studies in law and economics with a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. He has also been admitted to the Zurich bar and holds a Masters from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He attended the Columbia School of Journalism in New York which prepared him well for his future as a publisher. He has been a member of the Board of Visitors since 2012.
Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nominating and Compensation Committee
Tibère Adler (CH/1963) has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2011. He studied law at Geneva University and subsequently passed his bar examinations. He obtained an Executive MBA from the renowned International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne (IMD). Having worked in an independent capacity as a lawyer and legal counsel to the Association of Publishers for the French-speaking Press, Tibère Adler joined Edipresse in 1993, where he undertook a number of different functions: Legal Advisor, Head of HR Management, Administrative Director, General Secretary, Director of Edipresse Online, Vice General Manager and General Manager of Edipresse Suisse. From 2005 to mid 2011 he was responsible for the entire Edipresse Group in the capacity of General Manager (CEO). Tibère Adler sits as an independent member on the boards of directors of various Swiss companies. He is Chairman of the Swiss Board Institute foundation and Honorary President of Médias Suisses, the association of French-speaking private Swiss media, in Lausanne.
Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski (CH/1973) has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2013. Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski belongs to the founding family of Tamedia. Among other things, she presently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of P.A. Media AG, a subsidiary of Swisscontent AG. She previously managed the affairs of a real estate firm as a member of its board of directors. Claudia Coninx-Kaczynski studied law at the University of Zurich as well as copyright and international financial law at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences where she obtained a master‘s of law (LLM). She then worked as a research assistant at the University of Zurich.
Martin Kall (D/1961) has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2013. From April 2002 to December 2012, Martin Kall served as head of the Executive Management of Tamedia. Prior to joining Tamedia he headed both the European publishing and Swiss magazine divisions at Ringier AG as a member of the group executive management. Between 1989 and 1996 he worked at Bertelsmann AG, with his last position being managing director of Bertelsmann Fachinformation GmbH in Munich. In 1989 he obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School. He completed a degree in history and economics at the University of Freiburg (Germany) before completing a degree in economics at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 1987.
Member of the Business Development Committee
Pierre Lamunière (CH/1950) has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2009. After completing his studies in the US (MBA Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Pierre Lamunière joined Edipresse Group in 1977. From 1987, he headed the company as General Manager, and in 1998 he was named Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. From 1997 to 2002 Pierre Lamunière served on the Board of Directors of Swiss Post. He is Chairman of Lamunière SA and its subsidiaries. Pierre Lamunière is also a member of the Management Board of the International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) where he served as Chairman from 2007 to 2009. Since March 2008, he has been on the Board of Directors of Banque Cantonal Vaudoise (BCV).
Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Journalism Committee
Konstantin Richter (D/1971) has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004. After completing his studies in English Literature and Philosophy in the UK (MA, Edinburgh) and in Journalism in the US (MS, Columbia University), Konstantin Richter worked as a journalist for English-language publications for several years. He was Assistant Editor at the Columbia Journalism Review in New York and the Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh, and worked as Staff Reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Brussels. Today he works as a freelance journalist and writer. He is the author of the novels "Bettermann" (2007) and "Kafka war jung und er brauchte das Geld" (2011) and writes for Die Zeit and Welt am Sonntag.
Member of the Journalism Committee, Member of the Business Development Committee
Prof. Dr. Iwan Rickenbacher (CH/1943) has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1996. He began his professional career in 1975 as Director of the Teachers’ College of the Canton of Schwyz. From 1988 to 1992, he served as General Secretary of the Christian Democratic People’s Party of Switzerland (CVP) in Berne. In 1992, he established his own communications consulting firm. In 2000, he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Berne. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Eskamed AG, Basel, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lucerne-based Swiss School of Journalism (MAZ). After obtaining his teacher’s certificate, Iwan Rickenbacher studied educational sciences and graduated with a doctorate.