Milan Dubec, the current CEO of Ringier Axel Springer in Slovakia, will leave the company since September. He will be replaced by Petr Hollý and Michal Maruška, currently acting as COO and CFO respectively.

Dubec (LinkedIn profile) has worked in the company for more than 22 years. He founded online site Azet.sk in 1997, in which Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia held a 70-percent stake since 2010. Both companies later merged and Dubec was appointed as the head of Ringier Axel Springer’s unit in Slovakia.

Dubec plans to devote himself to other business. He will remain a minority shareholder of the company.

Michal Maruška (LinkedIn profile) has been working for Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia for over 12 years, when he started in sales positions. He was in charge of key clients and later he of programmatic purchasing.

Petr Hollý (LinkedIn profile) came to the company in 2015. Earlier he held senior positions roles in audit firms Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Arthur Andersen.

The Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia portfolio includes free ads horizontal Bazar.sk, and several real estate verticals; including the leading apartment rental and sales site Byty.sk; new-buildings and development-projects site Novostavby.sk; a mobile-optimized, niche real estate search vertical called Nehnuteľnosti.sk; and holiday rental site Chaty.sk.

Auto verticals in the Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia portfolio include Autobazar.sk, Slovakia’s oldest used-auto site Autovia.sk, and the new-vehicles niche site Novoautea.sk.

The company acquired auto vertical Autobazar.eu along with real estate site TopReality.sk in November 2017.

All Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia’s classifieds sites are managed by its subsidary United Classifieds.

Ringier Axel Springer Media was formed as a partnership between Swiss Ringier AG and Germany’s Axel Springer SE in 2010. The company operates in the growing Eastern European markets of Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and is the leading integrated multimedia corporation in Central and Eastern Europe.

It employs about 3,100 people at its head office in Zurich, Switzerland.

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