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May112016

Business Insider Launches in Poland

Zurich, Warsaw, Poland and New York, NY – May 11, 2016 – Business Insider, the leading digital news brand for the global business community, today unveils its third European edition, Business Insider Poland (www.businessinsider.com.pl), which is operated by Grupa Onet, a Ringier Axel Springer Media AG company. Grupa Onet entered its partnership with Business Insider in late 2015, following Axel Springer’s acquisition of Business Insider Inc.

Business Insider Poland covers business and technology news in Poland and beyond. Łukasz Grass, the site’s Editor-in-Chief, has more than 16 years of experience as a journalist at TV and radio outlets including TVN24, TOK FM and Discovery Channel. The site’s editors and journalists collaborate with Business Insider editorial teams in the US, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Asia.

Said Lukasz Grass: “BI Poland focuses on the news, disruptive trends and decision makers that are boldly changing how Poland does business. We focus on emerging industries and technologies, as well as the innovators combining new ideas with action. We expect our audience to be broad: from start-up founders to CEOs seeking to better understand how creating value really happens.”

Said Jovan Protic, Chief Operating Officer at Onet-RAS Polska Group: “We think there is a void in the Polish marketplace for a native-digital news brand that speaks the language of the business leaders of today and tomorrow. Business Insider is known around the globe for a distinct point-of-view that spotlights the kind of innovation and business creativity that is much admired in Poland.”

In addition to covering business and technology, Business Insider Poland focuses on the fast-changing world of media and advertising, with well-known media journalist Patryk Pallus covering this beat. Business Insider Poland also features video by Onet-RAS Polska Group’s video production unit.

Said Mark Dekan, Chief Executive Officer at Ringier Axel Springer Media AG and CEO at Onet-RAS Polska Group: “Bringing Business Insider Poland to this important market is another essential milestone for us as a digital media company with a strong journalistic DNA. Business Insider Poland will be another strong offering we bring to our readers. I am very much looking forward to our cooperation with Business Insider and their editorial teams around the globe."

Business Insider is the largest business news site in the US and one of the fastest-growing news brands in the world. The company pioneered business coverage that is native-digital: real-time, social and mobile. The US site has 40 million UVs globally, according to comScore.

Said Henry Blodget, Editor-in-chief and CEO of Business Insider: “We’re thrilled to launch our ninth international site in Poland, one of the key markets in Europe. Onet-RAS Polska Group has a deep understanding of the digital space and is the ideal partner to help us bring to Poland business news delivered how and where our audience wants it.”

About Business Insider: Business Insider Inc. is publisher of Business Insider, Tech Insider, and nine international editions of Business Insider. Launched in 2007, Business Insider is the largest business news site in the US and one of the fastest-growing news brands in the world. Collectively, the Business Insider network of sites reaches 94 million unique monthly visitors across all platforms, per Google Analytics. The company pioneered a digital-native approach to business news that is social and mobile at its core and which is aimed at the next generation of business leaders. Tech Insider was launched in July 2015 and Insider, the company's first lifestyle brand, is scheduled to launch this month. Business Insider also offers a subscription research service, Business Insider Intelligence (BII) that provides in-depth insight, data and analysis of the digital landscape, including e-commerce, payments, mobile, social, Internet of Things, and Fintech. In addition, Business Insider each year hosts one of the industry’s leading and most influential technology conferences, IGNITION. Business Insider Inc. is a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE. 

About Ringier Axel Springer Media AG: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG was founded in 2010 by the Swiss Ringier AG and the German Axel Springer SE and bundles the activities of both shareholders in Central and Eastern Europe. The company operates in the growth markets of Poland, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia with a broad range of media services, comprising more than 160 digital and print offerings. The company's registered offices are in Zurich and it employs a total of about 3000 employees.

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Feb152016

Monika Remiszewska appointed Group Director People and Development at Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

Effective February 15, 2016 Monika Remiszewska (40) will become Group Director People and Development at Ringier Axel Springer Media AG. In her role she will be overseeing and leading the group-wide HR activities.

In her role as Group Director People and Development for Ringier Axel Springer Remiszewska will report to Mark Dekan, CEO Ringier Axel Springer Media AG. She will be based in Warsaw.

Mark Dekan, CEO Ringier Axel Springer Media AG: “Ringier Axel Springer is rapidly digitizing its business. The expansion of our business requires talents to drive digital growth. I am excited to have Monika Remiszewska joining us. Her experience spans the HR spectrum, from influencing and leading organizational change, coaching and talent development through to HR services. She will enhance our organizational attractiveness to exceptional people, as she understands digital talent acquisition and management and disposes of a Network across the CEE region.”

Before joining Ringier Axel Springer, Monika Remiszewska worked as a Partner at Korn Ferry in Warsaw focusing on technology and media. She led Korn Ferry’s Digital Practice in CEE, supporting digital start-ups and global brands across e-commerce, payment, and digital media. Earlier in her career, she had worked for consulting divisions of PwC, IBM and Microsoft for almost fifteen years. 

She specialized in projects relating to strategy development and implementation, mergers and acquisition, human capital management, complex business transformations, change management, and organization and business process redesign. Monika holds a Master degree in International Economics and Globalization from the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland. She is a member of International Coach Federation and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Dec222015

Azet.sk founds new subsidiary United Classifieds s.r.o. for all its classifieds business

United Classifieds becomes sole owner of real-estate classifieds portal reality.sk / Akcionar s.r.o., a company controlled by Penta Investments, invests in United Classifieds.

Effective December 1, 2015, Azet.sk, a company of Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia, transferred all its classifieds business, including 100% of Autovia s.r.o. and a 42.1% stake in Narks Infoservis a.s., into the newly founded subsidiary United Classifieds s.r.o. Subsequently, the new company acquired all outstanding shares in Narks Infoservis a.s. – the operator of the real-estate classifieds portal reality.sk – from Akcionar s.r.o. and thereby became sole owner of reality.sk.

Furthermore, Akcionar, a company controlled by Penta Investments, invested in United Classifieds s.r.o., becoming a 40% shareholder as financial investor. Azet.sk will have sole operational control of United Classifieds s.r.o. Its General Manager will be Katarina Trnovcova, former Head of Classifieds and Small and Medium-sized Businesses at Azet.sk.

Milan Dubec, CEO Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia and Azet.sk: “We are eager to develop our assets in the classifieds business with this new structure and to attract the best talent in the market. I congratulate Katarina Trnovcova on her new role as General Manager of United Classifieds and wish her much success.”

Peter Andits, Investment Manager Penta Investments: “We see significant potential in the field of classifieds. We consider United Classifieds to be a good investment opportunity and trust in the competence of Azet.sk to further develop this business.”

 

Azet.sk’s portfolio in classifieds consists of the online-marketplace Bazar.sk, the real-estate classifieds portals Nehnutelnosti.sk Byty.sk, Chaty.sk and Novostavby.sk as well as the automotive classifieds sites Autobazar.sk, Autovia.sk, Noveauta.sk, ABmanager.sk, and Autozor.sk.

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Aug062015

Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia and Azet.sk Appoints Martin Troják (36) as Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia and Azet.sk continues to strengthen its management. Today it announces the appointment of Martin Troják as COO effective of August 1st, 2015.

Martin Troják, in the newly established executive position of Chief Operations Officer will take responsibility for the areas of sales, finance, production and distribution. Furthermore as COO for Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia and Azet.sk he will also focus on strategic acquisitions to fuel future growth, alongside with other strategic business developments. Martin Troják will report to Milan Dubec, CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia and Azet.sk, who at the same will keep his focus on supporting further growth of companies, publishing content, digital transformation and the growth of online products and services.

Milan Dubec, CEO Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia and Azet.sk: "I wish to express sincere appreciation to creative and initiative people with great ideas and solutions. I am fully convinced that Martin has all these skills. Thus I am very pleased that Martin has accepted our offer to become COO and will contribute to the success of both our companies. With his experience and knowledge he'll be a great asset, in fact he participated in several acquisitions in the media sector, including the acquisition of Azet.sk. Hereby I welcome Martin in our team."

Martin Troják previously worked at Ernst & Young in Bratislava, where he held the position of Director for Transaction Advisory Services. He joined the organization in 2002, besides this in years 2006-2007 he worked at the Ernst & Young office in Sydney, Australia. Martin has over 10 years of experience on the Slovak and international market across various sectors, especially the telecommunication sector, media business and the energy industry.

Martin Troják graduated from the Faculty of Management at Comenius University in Bratislava, specializing in financial management. Moreover, since 2006 he is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in England.

 

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