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Dekan named COO of Politico Media Group

August 18, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Mark Dekan

The following excerpt was sent out:

Axel Springer today announced that Mark Dekan has been appointed to the newly created role of COO of POLITICO Media Group starting on 1 September 2022. Mark Dekan will report directly to POLITICO Media Group CEO Goli Sheikholeslami and work closely with the team to further drive the Group’s ambitious growth plans.

Mark Dekan currently serves as CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Polska, a joint venture between Axel Springer and the Swiss media company Ringier.

In 2013, Mark Dekan was appointed CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, one of the most successful companies in Central and Eastern Europe, with strong news brands and successful digital classifieds. One year later he also took the role of CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Polska

Goli  Sheikholeslami, CEO of POLITICO Media Group: “Mark brings vast experience to our team and will lead efforts to bolster POLITICO’s capabilities in our core markets in Europe and North America, as well as in new markets as we enter a new phase of growth under the ownership of Axel Springer. It is an exciting time to be at POLITICO as we take the next leap forward as the global leader in politics and policy focused journalism.”

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