Chief Executive Officer
Christoph Tonini (CH/I/1969) has been Chief Executive Officer of Tamedia since January 2013. He joined Tamedia in April 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board. In recent years he has headed the Services, Newspapers Switzerland, Media Switzerland and most recently the Digital & 20 Minuten division, among other responsibilities. He was also Deputy CEO from 2007. Before joining Tamedia, Christoph Tonini held various positions for Ringier between 1998 and 2003. Ultimately, he held the position of Head of Ringier Hungary and Romania. Christoph Tonini completed an MBA at St. Gallen University from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he completed an apprenticeship in offset printing and studied at the Swiss Engineering School for Printing and Packaging (esig) in Lausanne from 1990 to 1993.
Head of Digital Department
- Christoph Brand, Head of Digital Department
Christoph Brand (CH/1969) has been a member of the Management Board since 1 October 2012 and is responsible for the Digital division. Formerly CEO of software company Adcubum, Christoph Brand was CEO of telecommunications firm Sunrise from 2006 to 2010, where he implemented a successful growth strategy. Prior to this, Brand, who studied economics at the University of Berne, held key positions at Bluewin and Swisscom, lastly as Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Group Executive Board. In addition to his operational responsibilities, he also served on the boards of directors of Directories, Cinetrade, Swisscom Mobile and Micronas.
Head of the Regional Media German-speaking Switzerland Division
Ueli Eckstein (CH/1952) has been a member of the Management Board since September 2009 and is responsible for the Regional Media German-speaking Switzerland Division. He was previously Deputy CEO and head of AZ Medien’s print media division. A trained typesetter, Ueli Eckstein had already worked for Tamedia during the period from 1976 until 1997. After having worked as an accountant for the former Tages-Anzeiger AG, he was, among other activities, a member of the management board, the manager of the accounting department and director of controlling and deputy publishing director of the Tages-Anzeiger. From 1995 to 1997, before changing to AZ Medien, Ueli Eckstein managed the publishing division of the SonntagsZeitung. His education included studies at the Technical School of the Graphic Arts Industry Zurich (TGZ) and the Controller-Academie Gauting in Germany.
Head of the 20 Minuten Division
Marcel Kohler (CH/1960) has been a member of the Management Board since January 2013 and is responsible for the 20 Minuten Division. He had previously been CEO of the 20 Minuten media network since 2006. He entered the media industry in 1982 when he joined Schaffhauser Bock. From 1985 Marcel Kohler worked in the publishing division of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung for over 20 years. He initially held the position of key-account manager, before progressing to sales manager, head of advertising and deputy publishing director. He was also a member of the project team responsible for the launch of NZZ am Sonntag. He completed sales management training at the Swiss Marketing and Advertising Institute (SAWI) in Biel as well as further training in systems marketing at the University St. Gallen.
Head of the Finances Division
Sandro Macciacchini (CH/1966) has been a member of the Management Board since 1 January 2008 and is responsible for the Finances Division. He took over as head of Tamedia's Legal Department in 2003. He completed his law studies in 1995, qualifying as an attorney-at-law and beginning his career at a Berne-based law firm before working as a legal counsel for the Swiss Press Association until 1999. Sandro Macciacchini completed his dissertation on media law in April 2003. In 2006 he completed CAS training in financial and business accounting, and in 2009 he was awarded a Master of Advanced Studies Corporate Finance degree.
Head of the Publications romandes and Media Eastern Switzerland Division
Serge Reymond (CH/1963) has been a member of the Management Board since 1 May 2011 and is responsible for the Edipresse Suisse Division. With effect from the start of 2012, he also took on responsibility for the Media German-speaking Switzerland Division, which was newly created at that time. Serge Reymond studied mathematics and economics at Lausanne University, gaining a first degree and an MBA. Prior to joining Tamedia, he worked for Galenica and the Swatch Group, among others, before taking on the management of the kiosk retail and distribution company Naville-Détail based in western Switzerland in 1997. In 2007 Serge Reymond was appointed as the CEO of the entire Naville Group. Serge Reymond joined the Edipresse Group as deputy chief executive officer in 2009, taking on the role of CEO of Edipresse Suisse (Tamedia Publications romandes) with effect from 1 June 2009.
Head of the Publishing Services Division
Andreas Schaffner (CH/F/1963) has been a member of the Management Board since 1 November 2009 and is responsible for the Publishing Services Division. In this position he is responsible for the three printing centres in Berne, Lausanne and Zurich, as well as the areas preliminary services, publishing logistics and reader-market services. After completing a bookbinder apprenticeship, Andreas Schaffner acquired professional and management experience in the graphic arts industry prior to studying engineering at the Ecole Suisse d’Ingénieur des Industries Graphiques in Lausanne. In 1995 he joined Ringier as a project manager, where he headed various services and printing areas before becoming CEO of Ringier Print Adligenswil in 2005. Andreas Schaffner, who successfully completed a part-time Executive MBA, was a member of the Ringier Switzerland Management Board from 2007 to 2009.