Axel Springer has appointed Goli Sheikholeslami as CEO of Politico Media, the first major move the German media giant is making at Politico since its purchase last year.
Sheikholeslami said her focus will be to take Politico into an “expansion phase” and move into new markets, even as Axel Springer has signaled its plans to invest more in Politico’s core U.S. and European operations and in the tech-focused site Protocol.
Currently, Sheikholeslami is wrapping up a two-year tenure as the president and CEO of WNYC. She also served as CEO of Chicago Public Media and has held senior posts at The Washington Post, Condé Nast, and Time Warner.
She is expected to take the helm in February.