In Slovakia, Katarína Bartošová will be new sales director at Ringier Axel Springer from September. She will oversee all business activities of Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia and United Classifieds, managing classified sites of Ringier Axel Springer in Slovakia.

Katarína Bartošová

Katarína Bartošová will take over from Michal Maruška (LinkedIn profile), who was acting as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia from July and will be formally appointed on this position from September.

Bartošová worked in various sales-related roles at Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia from 2011. Most recently, she was head of online advertising sales at Ringier Axel Springer SK and United Classifieds. This position will be taken over by Michal Flimel (LinkedIn profile).

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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