Clemens Pig is chairman of the board of directors and CEO of APA – Austria Press Agency Group in Vienna as well as president of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA). He is also vice president of the board of directors of the Swiss news agency group KEYSTONE-SDA and since May 2022 president of the Austrian Association of Cooperatives (ÖGV).
While studying political science, the Innsbruck native founded the company “MediaWatch – Institut für Medienanalysen GmbH” with colleagues at university and, following a successful sale, merged it into APA-Group. In 2008 Pig joined the management in Vienna and was initially employed as the manager of marketing and sales as well as the managing director of the APA subsidiary APA-DeFacto Datenbank & Contentmanagement GmbH.
In 2014 Pig was appointed managing director of APA-Group and took over as chairman of the board of directors in 2016. In his academic work, Pig discusses political communication in the process of digital transformation in the media in a series of publications and essays in books. In 2013 Pig was awarded the Austrian Research Award of the Austrian Public Relations Association (PRVA). Pig was named “Media Manager of the Year” by the industry magazine “Der österreichische Journalist” in 2018 and “Communicator of the Year” by industry magazine “Extradienst” in 2021.