The nominating committee for the Bonnier AB Board of Directors has proposed Jens Müffelmann of Axel Springer as a new member of the board. He is CEO for Axel Springer Digital Ventures and head of Axel Springer’s U.S. operations.
“With his experience during Axel Springer’s transformation from a traditional daily newspaper company as well as from a number of successful digital acquisitions and investments, Jens Müffelmann is a very valuable addition to Bonnier AB’s board,” says Erik Haegerstrand, chair of the nominating committee and CEO for Bonnier Holding.
Over the past 15 years, Jens Müffelmann has been a key person to Axel Springer’s efforts in developing from its historic base primarily in daily newspapers and magazines to one of Europe’s leading players in digital media. The company’s U.S. operations, which Jens Müffelmann oversees, include business news site Business Insider, with a new Nordic edition that is produced by Bonnier Business Media, and investments in NowThis, Mic, Thrillist, Airbnb, among others.
“Jens Müffelmann along with last year’s new board members, Peder Bonnier and Kerstin Mogull, provide the board with significant digital knowledge and experience, that will strengthen Bonnier’s continued transformation,” says Erik Haegerstrand.
He replaces Pontus Bonnier, who has declined another term after many years of service on the board, but remains a board member for Bonnier Holding, parent company of Bonnier AB.
About Jens Müffelmann:
Jens Müffelmann has worked at Axel Springer since 1997 in a number of positions, including as Director of Strategy and Head of Electronic Media with responsibility for the formation of the digital portfolio. In 2014, he was appointed CEO for Axel Spring Digital Ventures, and from January 2016, he has also been in charge of the company’s U.S. operations. He has a PhD in organizational science from the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Hamburg based on a research project with Columbia University in New York, and an MBA from Fordham University as well as an engineering degree from the Technical University of Berlin.
With a Swedish mother and having served in the Swedish Army, Jens Müffelmann also has a very personal connection to Sweden.
Bonnier is an international multi-channel media group.