Executive Board

Members of the  Executive Board assist the management in executing the mission and vision of WAN-IFRA and smoothly runs the organisation. They work to ensure that the organisation benefits all members, advances the news media profession and improves the community.


Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo

President, Henneo Media, S.A. (Spain)

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

Gerald Grünberger

Geschäftsführer, VÖZ – Verband Österreichischer Zeitungen (Austria)

Representing WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum Board

Incoming President to be elected in 2023


Marcelo Rech

President, ANJ – Associação Nacional de Jornais


Phillip Crawley

Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, The Globe and Mail


Valdo Lehari Jr.

Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, Reutlinger General-Anzeiger Verlags


Toyosi Ogunseye

Head of West Africa, BBC Nigeria Limited


Sandy Prieto-Romualdez

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