Jessica Peppel-Schulz (above) will take over as CEO of Tamedia, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based media company TX Group, on 1 Oct. as part of a long-term succession plan.

Andreas Schaffner, the current managing director, will continue to work for the company, albeit with a reduced workload. He will focus on printing plants and logistics, according to a press release.

Peppel-Schulz was most recently CEO of media company Condé Nast Germany, which is headquartered in Munich. The company publishes well-known lifestyle and fashion magazines “Vogue” and “GQ,” among others. According to Tamedia’s press release, Peppel-Schulz advanced the digital transformation of the traditionally print-heavy media company.

Peppel-Schulz began her career at telecommunications group Hansenet/AOL in 2001. She has a degree in economics from the University of Hamburg.

Pietro Supino, publisher and chairman of Tamedia, commented: “With Jessica Peppel-Schulz, we were able to win a proven media manager with proven transformation expertise for the leadership of Tamedia. She has convinced us with her dynamic personality; we are already looking forward to her.”

“Andreas Schaffner deserves great recognition and thanks for his many years of very successful work and especially for the further development of the organization in recent months. With Jessica Peppel-Schulz, I am pleased that we can continue to count on his great competence and wealth of experience after his retirement from the operational business.”

Jessica Peppel-Schulz said: “I am very much looking forward to the challenging task in one of the most traditional Swiss media companies. The transformation has been successfully launched at Tamedia.”

“Now it is important to drive the process forward quickly and thereby ensure sustainable profitability. I am convinced that we will achieve this together with the employees thanks to the great expertise, high innovative strength and strong position in the Swiss market.”

The TX Group is a network of digital platforms in Switzerland, with four companies under its name: Tamedia leads paid daily and weekly newspapers in Switzerland with such publications as Tages-Anzeiger and Finanz und Wirtschaft; Swiss Marketplace Group (also known as SMG), a joint venture between Scout24 Switzerland and TX Markets, oversees digital classifieds platforms and marketplaces; Goldbach focuses on marketing in Switzerland, Germany and Austria; and 20 Minuten publishes an eponymous free commuter newspaper.


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