WAN-IFRA Executive Board

The Executive Board has an oversight and stewardship role.

It advises and guides the management and has expertise in finance and management. It helps senior management make decisions and run the organisation and its operations. It is designed to help the organisation focus on the activities that contribute most to its overall objectives as defined by the Supervisory Board, use its resources effectively, and ensure that WAN-IFRA is managed in the best interests of its stakeholders.

Read more about the Role and Selection Criteria for Non-Executive and Executive Board Members


Ladina Heimgartner

Head Ringier Media & CEO Ringier Media Switzerland, Switzerland

Vice President

Stig Ørskov

Chief Executive Officer, JP|Politikens Hus A/S (Denmark)


Paul Verwilt

Chief Operations Officer, Mediahuis NV (Belgium)

Representing WAN-IFRA’s Directors of Member Associations Committee

Werner Zitzmann

Executive Director, ami – Asociación Colombiana de Medios de Información

Representing WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum Board

Martha Ramos Sosa

Chief Editorial Officer, Organización Editorial Mexicana, Mexico


Mariam Mammen Mathew

CEO  Manorama Online


Agnes Kalekje Nguna

COO Radio Africa Group

The Philippines

Sandy Prieto-Romualdez

President & Chief Executive Officer, Philippine Daily Inquirer – Group Chief Executive Officer, Inquirer Group