Robin Simon has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief product officer for Classifieds, Marketplaces and Ventures at Tamedia, with effect from 1 January 2019. He will report to Christoph Brand, head of Classifieds and Marketplaces, and Samuel Hügli, head of the Technology & Ventures division.
As chief product officer, Simon (LinkedIn profile) will be responsible for strategic, over-arching and specific operational product themes, while also retaining responsibility for Tamedia’s product and UX team.
He will also be charged with building up a core team of experienced product managers across the companies in Tamedia’s portfolio. These include AutoRicardo.ch, the No. 2 autos vertical in Switzerland; and autos startup Gowago. Simon currently serves on the board of management for both companies, and is the current chairman of Tradono AG. Tamedia said he will play a more active part in the future in these management positions.
Prior to joining Tamedia in 2014, Simon established several startups in Switzerland, both as founder and product manager. He currently serves as head of product innovation.