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Mathias Döpfner


Director since: 2014

Committee memberships: Compensation

Professional experience: Mr. Döpfner has served as a director since May 1, 2014. Mr. Döpfner is the Chairman, CEO and an about 22% shareholder of Axel Springer SE in Berlin. Axel Springer is one of the leading digital publishers in the US with brands such as INSIDER, MORNING BREW and POLITICO, and the largest European media outlet with publications like WELT, BILD and UPDAY.

Skills and Qualifications: Mr. Döpfner studied German literature, theater, and musicology in Frankfurt and Boston. He started his career as a journalist in 1982. And joined Axel Springer SE in 1998, initially as editor-in-chief of WELT. He has been CEO since January 2002 and focused on the digital transformation of the company ever since. Under his leadership, Axel Springer introduced paid content models and diversified revenue streams through strategic investments. Today, over 85% of the group’s revenues come from its digital activities. Mr. Döpfner is also a member of the Board of Netflix Inc