Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board has a community-engagement role with decision-making power.  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.  It drives its programmes and activities. That power is shared and distributed among all constituencies and communities represented by our Advisory Boards, Regional Committees and Association representatives sitting in the Supervisory Board.   It is designed to help the organization to focus on the activities that contribute most to WAN-IFRA’s overall objectives.

President

Fernando de Yarza Lopez-Madrazo

Presidente, 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

Directeur Général des Rédactions – Chief Editorial Officer, Rossel & Cie SA – Le Soir


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


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 Guillermo Amaya Salcedo

Gerente General, Casa Editorial El Tiempo S.A.


Czech Republic

Representing Unie Vydavatelu

Libuse Smuclerova

CEO, Chairman 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)

César Pérez Barriga

Publisher, El Universo | President of AEDEP, AEDEP Asociación Ecuatoriana de Editores de Periódicos


Egypt

Fatemah Farag

CEO, Welad Elbalad Media


Estonia

Representing Eesti Ajalehtede Liit (EALL)

Gunnar Siiner

CEO | Chairman of Estonian Press Council at Eesti Ajalehtede Liit (EALL), Raadio Kadi OÜ


Finland

Representing Sanomalehtien Liitto

Vesa-Pekka Kangaskorpi

CEO and President, Keskisuomalainen Oyj


France

Representing Syndicat de la Presse Quotidienne Nationale (SPQN)

Pierre Louette

CEO, Groupe Les Echos SA


France

Representing Union de la Presse en Région (UPREG)

Sophie Gourmelen

Directrice Générale, directrice de la publication, SAS Le Parisien Libéré


France

Representing the European Newspapers’ Publishers Association (ENPA)

Jean-Pierre Vittu de Kerraoul

President, Sogemedia | President, ENPA


Germany

Stephanie Caspar

President News Media National & Technology – Member of the Supervisory Board, Axel Springer SE


Germany

Representing WAN-IFRA’s World Printers Forum

Herbert Kaiser

Leiter Produkt- / Projektmanagement, Koenig & Bauer Digital & Webfed AG & Co. KG


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)

Edith Dankwa

CEO, Business & Financial Times


Hong Kong

Gary Liu

CEO, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd


Hungary

Representing Magyar Lapkiadók Egyesülete (MLE)

Tibor Kovács

Director, Ringier Axel Springer Hungary


India

Honorary Board Member.

Representing Indian Newspaper Society (INS)

D D Purkayastha

Managing Director & CEO, ABP Pvt Ltd


India

Shailesh Gupta

Director, Jagran Prakashan Ltd


India

Honorary Board Member

Jacob Mathew

Managing Editor, Malayala Manorama Company Ltd


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

Jayant Bhargava

Vice CEO, Kompas Gramedia


Ireland

Stephen Rae

Co.founder, Hubble


Ireland

Representing NewsBrands Ireland

Majella Gallagher

Managing Director, Irish Examiner Ltd


Italy

Alessandro Bompieri

General Director-Media, RCS Media Group


Japan

Representing Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK)

Toshikazu Yamaguchi

Chief, President’s Office, The Yomiuri Shimbun


Korea (Republic)

Honorary Member

Seok Hyun Hong

Chairman, JoongAng Holdings


Luxembourg

Representing Association Luxembourgeoise des Medias d’Information (ALMI)

Paul Peckels

CEO, Luxemburger Wort | President ALMI


Moldova (Republic)

Representing Association of Independent Press (API)

Petru Macovei

Executive Director, API


Nigeria

Toyosi Ogunseye

Head of West Africa, BBC World Service


New Zealand

Representing News Publishers’ Association (NPA)

Sinead Boucher

CEO, Stuff Limited


NIGERIA

Toyosi Ogunseye

Head of West Africa, BBC World Service


Norway

Representing Norwegian Media Businesses’ Associaton (MBL)

Tove Nedreberg

CEO, Adresseavisen ASA


Norway

Representing WAN-IFRA’s Global Alliance for Media Innovation

Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen

Chairman of the Board, Nxtmedia Norway


Philippines

Sandy Prieto-Romualdez

President and CEO, Philippine Daily Inquirer


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


Saudi Arabia

Representing WAN-IFRA’s Middle East Committee

Saleh Alhumaidan

Chairman, WAN-IFRA’s Middle East Committee


Singapore

Representing WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum

Warren Fernandez

Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times & SPH’s English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd


Singapore

Anthony Tan

Representing WAN-IFRA’s Asia Pacific Committee

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd


Slovakia

Representing Slovak Publishers’ Association

Alexej Fulmek

CEO and Chairman of the Board, Petit Press AS


South Africa

Ishmet Davidson

CEO, Media 24


Spain

José Manuel Lozano Orus

Managing Director, 20minutos (Henneo)


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


Switzerland

Representing Verband Schweizer Medien

Hand Heinrich Coninx

Member of the Board, Verband Schweizer Medien


Taiwan

George K. Shuang

Executive Director, United Daily News


Ukraine

Representing Independent Regional Press Publishers of Ukraine (AIRPPU)

Oleksandr Chovhan

President, RIA Media Corporation


Ukraine

Representing Ukrainian Association of Press Publishers (UAPP)

Sergey Okhrimenko

Circulation Director, Segodnya Multimedia JSC


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

Publishing Consultant, FT Strategies (Financial Times)


USA

Jennifer Bertetto

President and CEO, Trib Total Media


USA

Honorary Board Member

Michael Golden

Past President, WAN-IFRA (2017-2019)


USA

Representing News Media Alliance (NMA)

Donna B. Hall

Publisher, Atlanta Journal-Constitution


USA

Honorary Board Member

Prescott K. Low

President, Bridges Worldwide


Venezuela

Miguel Henrique Otero Castillo

Presidente Editor, C.A. Editora El Nacional