Bauer Media's management team comprises experienced leaders who determine the Group's strategy by focusing on enduring, long-term success.

Executive Board

Yvonne Bauer

Owner and CEO
  • Hamburg

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. As owner of Bauer Media Group she steers the domestic and international operations in fifth family generation.

Veit Dengler

Chief Operating Officer
  • Hamburg

Veit Dengler holds academic degrees from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has held various top positions throughout his international career. As CEO of the NZZ Media Group, he was responsible for the company’s strategic realignment. The Austrian steers the operative business at Bauer 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. He was appointed CFO of Bauer Media Group in 2016 and has been a member of the Executive Board since September 2017.

Global Business Area Management

Rob Munro-Hall

President Business Area Publishing
  • London

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 stepping up to lead Bauer’s UK publishing business in 2015. In April 2020 he became President of Bauer’s global publishing activities.

Paul Keenan

President Business Area Audio
  • London

Paul Keenan's career spans journalism, publishing and broadcasting. He joined the company in 2008 and 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 was appointed President of the Business Area Audio in April 2019.

Morten Heuing

President Business Area Online Comparison Platforms
  • Copenhagen/Hamburg

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

Natasha Zharinova

President Business Area SME Services
  • Amsterdam/Hamburg

Natasha Zharinova has joined Bauer Media from OLX Group, a global classifieds business. With a strong background in working at the intersection of strategy, finance and technology, she sets strategic visions for marketplace businesses. 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.