After a total of 20 years within the group of companies Marcel Hurlemann, Head of Finance and Operations at Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland, will step down at the start of 2023 and retire at the age of 63. Since 2002, Horlemann has worked for Jan Frei Verlag, which was restructured under his direction as CFO and sold to German Axel Springer Group in 2006. There he was responsible for the merger with Handelszeitung Publishing Group and formation associated with Axel Springer Switzerland. In 2016, Horlemann negotiated the creation of what is now known as the Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland joint venture, in which he has been successful as CFO and Operations Director for the past five years.
“I would like to thank Marcel for his many years of great commitment to Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland,” says the CEO. Alexander Theobald. My management colleagues and I appreciate him very much. Marcel was instrumental in ensuring that the Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland is like this today. It has been a pleasure working with him both professionally and personally. I hope that his retirement is only the best. I am happy that he will stay with us as Operations Manager until That moment “.
Sasha Hilbert (37), currently Head of Business Development at Ringier, will assume the duties of Marcel Herrlemann as CFO at the beginning of 2022 and be a member of the management team at Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland. Hilbert has worked with Ringier and Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland since 2016; Prior to that, he spent seven years at the international trading firm Valora, where he was most recently responsible for business development and subsequently selling Valora Trade to a group of private investors. “I am very happy that we found an internal successor to the CFO at Sasha Hilbert,” says Alexander Theobald. “He already knows the company and its environment very well and has proven in recent years that he is up to the challenge.” Hilbert will be immediately identified with the new job and will officially take over on January 1, 2022.
About Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz AG
Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz AG is a joint venture between Swiss Ringier AG and Axel Springer SE from Germany. With a total of 26 titles such as Observer, LandLiebe, or Schweizer Illustrierte, as well as its French-speaking counterpart L’illustré, Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland has some of the largest circulation and largest collection of magazines in Switzerland. Other points of contact are trade publications such as Handelszeitung or BILANZ as well as leading software media such as TELE, TV-Star, or Streaming. Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz AG was founded in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture and employs around 450 people in Zurich and Lausanne.