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Marc Walder was appointed chairman of the group executive board in April 2012. He also serves on several boards of directors, including as chairman of Scout 24 Schweiz AG, vice chairman of JobCloud AG and a member the advisory board of the FIFA Museum. Marc Walder started his career with Ringier in 1991 after eight years as a professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. Following his training at the Ringier School of Journalism, Walder joined the Blick Group, where he held various positions, including deputy editor-in-chief of SonntagsBlick and head of the sports desk of the Blick Group. In 2000, he was named editor-in-chief of Schweizer Illustrierte, Switzerland’s largest magazine, which he ran successfully for seven years. Marc Walder became editor-in-chief of SonntagsBlick in 2007 and also took over the editorial management of the Blick Group. Since September 2008, he has served as CEO of Ringier Switzerland and Germany, and as a member of Ringier’s group executive board. Under his leadership, Ringier AG has consistently pursued diversification and digitalisation with significant investment in the Digital Business and Entertainment units. In 2008, Marc Walder completed the Advanced Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School in Boston. He is the founder of the digitalswitzerland initiative, which brings together 70 of the largest Swiss companies to promote digital business development and the digital transformation of the country. He is married, has two daughters and lives near Zurich.