Global Business Area Managements

Global Management Publishing

For more than a century, Bauer Media Group has been defining what it means to be popular and successful. Bauer publishes top titles in Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and the United States. Publishing is Bauer’s heritage and will remain the backbone of the company.

Sven Dams

Co-Head of the Global Business Area Publishing and CEO of the German publishing business
  • Hamburg

Sven Dams, born in 1964, studied Business Management at Universität Hamburg and started his career as a Bauer trainee. He worked in a number of publishing roles, among others as publisher of the BRAVO Group in Munich. After a time as a publishing director at Hubert Burda Media, he returned to Bauer 2012. Alongside his role as Co-Head of the Global Business Area Publishing, he was appointed CEO of the German publishing business in 2018.

Rob Munro-Hall

Co-Head of the Global Publishing Business and CEO of Bauer Publishing UK
  • 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, responsible for Bauer’s publishing activities outside of Germany.

Global Management Audio

Radio is the most trusted media in Europe and Bauer Media Audio is the largest commercial radio broadcaster. Reaching over twenty-six million listeners daily, Bauer has over 110 brands across 7 countries spanning the UK and Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

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.

Global Management Online Comparison Platforms

In recent years, Bauer Media Group has built up a strong online comparison platform business, and now holds market-leading positions in seven European countries. Our commitment to OCPs is an essential part of shaping the company's future.

Raphael Savalle

Interim President and CFO of Business Area OCP
  • Hamburg

Raphael Savalle has more than 20 years experience in executive leadership and consulting roles in brand driven businesses in the USA and in Europe. He was most recently Group CFO for private equity owned Flavors Holdings with operations in the US, Europe and Asia. Raphael is French, earned his Engineering Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Institut National Polytechnique in Toulouse, a postgraduate DEA in Industrial Organization from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and an MBA in Marketing, Strategy and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago.

Global Management Marketing and Sales Services for SMEs

As commerce moves online, more people are able to set up small businesses, yet the technical expertise is often outside of their core competencies. Our marketing and sales services for SMEs recognize this need, offering our clients marketing communication and lead generation as a service.

Stefan Mayer

Operational Lead Business Area SME Services
  • Hamburg

Stefan Mayer joined Bauer in May 2019 as Operational Lead for SME Services and New Business. Prior to this, he held several positions at Arvato SCM Solutions and Bertelsmann, responsible for developing new business units and digital transformation. Stefan studied Economics at the University of Regensburg and the Universidad di Alcalà.

Pawel Rybak

Pawel Rybak, Technical Lead for New Business and Head of the SEO Group Poland
  • Warsaw

Paweł Rybak has over 15 years of experience in the online marketing. He holds the position of CEO of Sunrise System and the Head of Business Unit SEO in Bauer Media Group. He studied at Poznan University of Economics and Adam Mickiewicz University. He also holds postgraduate degrees from Aalto University (Executive MBA), MIT and Harvard Business School. In 2013 he was responsible for sales of Sunrise System (as a co-owner) to Bauer Media Group. Since then he also supported many acquisition processes for BMG.