THE BAUER MEDIA GROUP EXECUTIVE BOARD

Yvonne Bauer

Owner Bauer Media Group
  • Hamburg

Born in Hamburg in 1977, Yvonne Bauer studied German Literature and started her career as a trainee at the Hoffmann and Campe publishing house. After holding various positions at Bauer Media Group, she followed in the footsteps of her father Heinz, assuming control of the company in 2010. Today, she steers the domestic and international operations of the Group.

Veit Dengler

Chief Operating Officer
  • Hamburg

Veit Dengler, born in 1968, holds academic degrees from Harvard University and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. As CEO of the Switzerland-based NZZ Media Group, he was responsible for the company’s strategic realignment. Veit Dengler leads the operative business of all four Business Areas at Bauer Media Group since April 2018.

Harald Jessen

Chief Financial Officer
  • Hamburg

Harald Jessen, born in 1971, studied business administration at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel. He has held various top management positions in finance and controlling, including at KPMG, Siemens, and the Knorr-Bremse Group. Harald Jessen was appointed CFO of Bauer Media Group in 2016 and has been a member of the Group Executive Board since September 2017.

Global Management Publishing

Rob Munro-Hall

President Business Area Publishing
  • London

Born in 1966, Rob Munro-Hall started his career as a journalist working for national newspapers in the UK. He joined EMAP Publishing Limited as an editor. After the company was acquired by Bauer in 2007, he held several roles before advancing to lead Bauer’s UK publishing business in 2015. In April 2018, he was appointed CEO of Bauer Publishing UK and Co-Head of the Global Publishing Business, in April 2020 he was appointed President responsible for Bauer’s global publishing activities.

Global Management Audio

Paul Keenan

President of Business Area Audio
  • London

Paul Keenan's career spans journalism, publishing and broadcasting, and since 2008 he has been with Bauer. He has led many industry-pioneering audio projects including spearheading Bauer Media Audio's voice-activated technology in smart speakers and the development of Instream, Bauer's connected digital audio advertising platform. He is President of the Business Area Audio since April 2019.

Global Management Online Comparison Platforms

Morten Heuing

President Business Area OCP
  • Copenhagen/Hamburg

Morten Heuing started at Bauer as part of the Advisory Board for Bauer’s SME Services Business Area in mid-2019. In April 2020 he took on the new responsibility as President for our Online Comparison Platforms (OCP) business. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in blue chip digital e-commerce and other technology-driven industries such as StepStone and the eBay Classifieds Group. He has deep expertise in building and scaling businesses, strategy development, and business transformation.

Global Management SME Services

Natasha Zharinova

President Business Area SME Services
  • Amsterdam/Hamburg

Natasha Zharinova has joined Bauer Media Group from OLX Group, a global classifieds business owned by Prosus, where she most recently held the position of Chief Strategy and Data Officer. With a strong background in working at the intersection of strategy, finance and technology, she set the strategic vision for the company’s marketplace business. In previous positions at OLX and eBay Inc. Natasha holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University and a Law Degree from St. Petersburg State University. She is President of our Business Area SME Services since June 2020.