Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board has a community-engagement role with decision-making power. That power is shared and distributed among all constituencies and communities represented by our Advisory Boards, Regional Committees and Association representatives sitting on the Supervisory Board.

The Board is designed to help the organisation to focus on the activities that contribute most to WAN-IFRA’s overall objectives. It takes responsibility for the strategic planning of our programmes and the patronage of the association. It embodies the values and missions of WAN-IFRA and drives its programmes and activities.


President

Fernando de Yarza Lopez-Madrazo

President, Henneo Media, S.A


Vice President

Representing Danske Medier

Stig Ørskov

CEO, JP Politikens Hus A/S


Treasurer

Paul Verwilt

Chief Operations Officer, Mediahuis nv


Argentina

Representing Asociación de Entidades Periodísticas Argentinas (ADEPA)

Daniel Dessein

Director, La Gaceta S. A.


Austria

Representing VÖZ – Verband Österreichischer Zeitungen

Alexander Mitteräcker

Geschäftsführer, derStandard.at GmbH


Austria

Markus Mair

Chairman of the Board, Styria Media Group AG


Austria

Chair of the Directors of Member Associations Committee

Gerald Grünberger

Geschäftsführer, VÖZ – Verband Österreichischer Zeitungen


Belgium

Representing La Presse.be

Daniel Van Wylick


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Muji Selimovic

Publisher, Oslobodjenje


Brazil

Representing ANJ

Marcelo Rech

President ANJ, Associação Nacional de Jornais


Brazil

Honorary Member

Jayme Sirotsky

Presidente Emérito, RBS-Brazil Zero Hora Editora Jornalistica SA – Past President WAN.


Bulgaria

Representing Union of Publishers in Bulgaria (UPB)

Stoyana Georgieva

Founder and editor-in-chief, Mediapool.bg


Canada

Representing News Media Canada

Phillip Crawley

Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, The Globe and Mail


Chile

Representing Asociación Nacional de la Prensa (ANP)

Juan Jaime Díaz Cauquelin

El Mercurio | Presidente, Asociación Nacional de la Prensa (ANP)


Colombia

Representing Asociación de Medios de Información (AMI)

Juan Bojanini

President, El Heraldo (Baranquilla)


Czech Republic

Representing Unie Vydavatelu

Libuse Smuclerova

Member of the Board of Directors, Czech News Center a.s.


Denmark

Honorary Board Member

Lars Henrik Munch

Chairman of the Board, JP/Politikens Hus A/S


Ecuador

Representing Asociación Ecuatoriana de Editores de Periódicos (AEDEP)

Nicolás Pérez Lapentti

Chief Digital Officer, El Universo | President of AEDEP, Asociación Ecuatoriana de Editores de Periódicos


Egypt

Lina Attalah

Co-founder and Director, Mada Masr Media


Estonia

Representing Eesti Ajalehtede Liit (EALL)

Hans Väre

Editor-in-Chief, Sakala


Finland

Representing Uutismedia Liitto

Vesa-Pekka Kangaskorpi

CEO and President, Keskisuomalainen Oyj


France

Representing Syndicat de la Presse Quotidienne Nationale (SPQN)

Pierre Louette

CEO, Groupe Les Echos – Le Parisien


France

Representing Union de la Presse en Région (UPREG)

Sophie Gourmelen

Directrice Générale, Directrice de la Publication, Le Parisien Libéré


France

Representing the European Newspapers’ Publishers Association (ENPA)

Jean-Pierre Vittu de Kerraoul

President, Sogemedia | President, ENPA


Germany

Thomas Lindner

Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung, FAZ -Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH


Germany

Representing Bundesverband Digitalpublisher und Zeitungsverleger (BDZV)

Valdo Lehari Jr.

Publisher and CEO, Reutlinger General-Anzeiger Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG


Ghana

Representing Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG)

Benedict B. Assorow

Managing Editor Catholic Standard


Hungary

Representing Magyar Lapkiadók Egyesülete (MLE)

Tibor Kovács

Director, Ringier Axel Springer Hungary


India

Honorary Board Member.

D D Purkayastha

Managing Director & CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd


India

Representing Indian Newspaper Society (INS)

Mohit Jahin

Executive Director and Board Member, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd (Times of India)


India

Honorary Board Member

Jacob Mathew

Managing Editor, Malayala Manorama Company Ltd – Past President WAN-IFRA


India

Honorary Board Member

Pratap Pawar

Chairman, Sakal Media Private Limited


India

Representing WAN-IFRA’s South Asian Committee

K.N. Shanth Kumar

Director & Editor, The Printers (Mysore) Pvt. Ltd.


Indonesia

Andy Budiman

CEO, KG Media


Ireland

Representing NewsBrands Ireland

Sammi Bourke

Head of Operations, Irish Farmers Journal


Ireland

Stephen Rae

Publisher, AML Intelligence


Italy

Alessandro Bompieri

General Director-Media, RCS Media Group


Japan

Representing Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK)

Masahiro Maruyama

President, The Mainichi Newspapers Co.


Jordan

Mohamed Alayyan

Publisher & Chairman, United Jordan Press


Kenya

Caroline Jerotich Kimutai​

Digital Editor, The Standard Group PLC


Kenya

Agnes Kalekye Nguna

Chief Operating Officer, Radio Africa Group Ltd


Korea (Republic)

Honorary Member

Seok Hyun Hong

Chairman, JoongAng Holdings


Lebanon

Alia Ibrahim

CEO and co-founder, Daraj Media


Luxembourg

Representing Association Luxembourgeoise des Medias d’Information (ALMI)

Paul Peckels

CEO, Luxemburger Wort | President ALMI


Montenegro

Marijana Bojanić

CEO, Vijesti


New Zealand

Representing News Publishers’ Association (NPA)

Sinead Boucher

CEO, Stuff Limited


Norway

Representing Norwegian Media Businesses’ Associaton (MBL)

Pål Nedregotten

Executive Vice President, Amedia AS


Norway

Representing WAN-IFRA’s Global Alliance for Media Innovation

Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen

Chairman of the Board, Nxtmedia Norway


Philippines

Representing WAN-IFRA’s Asia Pacific Committee

Sandy Prieto-Romualdez

President and CEO, Philippine Daily Inquirer


Poland

Bartosz Hojka

Group CEO, Agora SA


Portugal

Representing Associação Portuguesa de Imprensa (APImprensa)

Cristina Soares

Executive Board Member Público – Comunicação Social SA


Russian Federation

Representing Guild Of Press Publishers (GIPP)

Eugene Abov

Vice President, GIPP


Singapore

Lay Lim Teo

CEO, SPH Media Ltd


Singapore

Representing WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum

Warren Fernandez

Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH’s English/Malay/Tamil Media Group (SPHM Media Ltd)


Slovakia

Representing Slovak Publishers’ Association

Alexej Fulmek

CEO and Chairman of the Board, Petit Press AS


Spain

Representing WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum Board

Max Garrido

Consejero Delegado de Corporación Bermont


South Africa

Caroline Southey

Founding Editor, The Conversation Africa


Sri Lanka

Representing Independent Newspapers Ltd.

Sinha Ratnatunga

Executive Director / EditorWijeya Newspapers Ltd


Sweden

Honorary Board Member

Bengt Braun

Chairman of the Board, Bonnier AB


Sweden

Representing Swedish Media Publishers Association (TU)

Pia Rehnquist

Head of Content, Bonnier News Local


Sweden

Representing WAN-IFRA’s Media Freedom Board

Victoria Svanberg

Acting President, NWT Gruppen AB


Switzerland

Representing Verband Schweizer Medien

Hand Heinrich Coninx

Member of the Board, Verband Schweizer Medien


Taiwan

George K. Shuang

Executive Director, United Daily News


Uganda

Barbara Kaija

Editor-in-Chief, New Vision


Ukraine

Representing Independent Regional Press Publishers of Ukraine (AIRPPU)

Oleksandr Chovhan

President, RIA Media Corporation


Ukraine

Representing Ukrainian Association of Press Publishers (UAPP)

Andrey Vdovychenko

Managing Director Burda Media Ukraine


United Arab Emirates

Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi

Editor-in-Chief, Sayidaty, Al-Jamila Magazine & Arrajol, Saudi Research & Publishing Co.


United Kingdom

Representing News Media Association (NMA)

Guy Black

Vice President, Telegraph Media Group


United Kingdom

Lisa MacLeod

Principal Publishing Lead, FT Strategies (Financial Times)


United Kingdom

Toyosi Ogunseye

Senior News Editor for News and Commissioning, BBC World Service


USA

Representing News Media Alliance (NMA)

Jennifer Bertetto

President and CEO, Trib Total Media


USA

Honorary Board Member

Michael Golden

Past President, WAN-IFRA (2017-2019)


USA

Patty Michalski

Senior Vice President Content Strategy and Innovation, Hearst Newspapers


USA

Honorary Board Member

Prescott K. Low

Past President, WAN-IFRA


Venezuela

Miguel Henrique Otero Castillo

Presidente Editor, C.A. Editora El Nacional

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