Next Russ generation steps up to bat

09 Jan 2014
Eugen B. Russ (27), son of Russmedia’s CEO Eugen A. Russ, took over as CEO of Berlin-based renting site Erento from Rob Paterson on Jan. 1. Russmedia acquired Erento in 2011.Austria’s Russmedia has been in the hands of the Russ family since 1919 and Eugen A. Russ has been CEO si

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Christo Volschenk

Christo Volschenk is managing editor of the news on and our senior analyst covering Naspers. He brings more than 31 years of experience in business journalism to the team - the last 18 years focused on classifieds and e-commerce. Apart from working closely with the AIM Group, Christo is a freelance journalist, content manager, and copy editor. Before branching out on his own, he spent 15 years with Naspers in South Africa as journalist, economics editor and online project manager. He now spends most his day editing the news reported by 23 colleagues in 23 countries from his base in Stuttgart, Germany.