Group Management

Dr. Pietro Supino
Dr. Pietro Supino
Publisher and Chairman of the Board of Directors, of the Journalism Committee, of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and of the Business Development Committee
Dr. Pietro Supino (CH/I/1965) has been publisher and Chairman since May 2007. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1991. He has also been Chairman of the Swiss Media Association since 2016. ­Pietro Supino completed his studies in law and ­economics with a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. He also gained a ­Master’s from the London School of Economics and ­Political Science and was admitted to the Zurich bar. He attended the Columbia School of Journalism in New York, which ­prepared him well for his future as a publisher. He has been a member of the Board of ­Visitors since 2012. Between 1989 and 1998 ­Pietro Supino gained experience as a lawyer and in business ­consultancy before founding a private bank with partners in Zurich. He is currently also Chairman of Tamedia Espace AG, of Tamedia Publications romandes SA, of Zürcher Regional­zeitungen AG, of Basler Zeitung AG and of the Supervisory Board of DJ Digitale Medien GmbH in Vienna. In addition he is also Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ultimate Media Betei­ligungs- und Management GmbH in Vienna and member of the Board of Edita SA in Luxembourg and a member of the Foundation Boards/Boards of Directors of the Foundation for Constructivist, Concrete and Con­ceptual Art in Zurich, the Family Business Network Switzerland and the Camera di Commercio Italiana per la Svizzera. Pietro Supino is a member of the founding family, which is linked by a shareholders’ agreement and together hold the majority of TX Group’s shares.
Sandro Macciacchini
Sandro Macciacchini
Head of the Finances & Human Resources Division, Head of Investor Relations
Sandro Macciacchini (CH/1966) is responsible for the Finances & Human resources Division. He took over as head of the Legal Department in 2003. He completed his law studies in 1995, qualifying as an attorney-at-law and beginning his career at a Berne-based law firm before working as a legal counsel for the Swiss Press Association until 1999. Sandro Macciacchini completed his dissertation on media law in April 2003. In 2006 he completed CAS training in financial and business accounting, and in 2009 he was awarded a Master of Advanced Studies Corporate Finance degree.
Christoph Tonini
Christoph Tonini
Chief Executive Officer
Christoph Tonini (CH/I/1969) has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2013. He joined TX Group in April 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board. From 2008 to 2012 he was responsible for the Newspapers Switzerland, Media Switzerland and most recently the Digital & 20 Minuten Division. He was also Deputy CEO from 2007. Before joining TX Group, Christoph Tonini held various positions for Ringier between 1998 and 2003. Ultimately, he held the position of Head of Ringier Hungary and Romania. Christoph Tonini completed an MBA at St. Gallen University from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he completed an apprenticeship in offset printing and studied at the Swiss Engineering School for Printing and Packaging in Lausanne from 1990 to 1993.
Samuel Hügli
Samuel Hügli
Head of Technology & Ventures
Samuel Hügli (CH/1970) is responsible for the Technology & Ventures Division, which also includes responsibility for the businesses of Doodle, Zattoo, Olmero/Renovero as well as various minority interests such as Lykke, Monito, Moneypark, Neon or Picstars. Between 2000 and 2011, Samuel Hügli held various positions at Ringier. As Head of Technology & Informatics and later as Group CIO, he was in charge of the media company’s IT before he was appointed CFO of the Ringier Group in 2007. In 2012, Samuel Hügli became an independent management consultant for companies in Switzerland and in South Africa. He also served on several boards of directors. The trained typographer holds different management degrees from the ZFU, the St. Gallen Business School as well as the London Business School. Most recently, he attended a Strategic Business Management course at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Board of Directors

Dr. Pietro Supino
Dr. Pietro Supino
Publisher and Chairman of the Board of Directors, of the Journalism Committee, of the Nomination and Compensation Committee and of the Business Development Committee
Dr. Pietro Supino (CH/I/1965) has been publisher and Chairman since May 2007. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1991. He has also been Chairman of the Swiss Media Association since 2016. ­Pietro Supino completed his studies in law and ­economics with a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. He also gained a ­Master’s from the London School of Economics and ­Political Science and was admitted to the Zurich bar. He attended the Columbia School of Journalism in New York, which ­prepared him well for his future as a publisher. He has been a member of the Board of ­Visitors since 2012. Between 1989 and 1998 ­Pietro Supino gained experience as a lawyer and in business ­consultancy before founding a private bank with partners in Zurich. He is currently also Chairman of Tamedia Espace AG, of Tamedia Publications romandes SA, of Zürcher Regional­zeitungen AG, of Basler Zeitung AG and of the Supervisory Board of DJ Digitale Medien GmbH in Vienna. In addition he is also Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ultimate Media Betei­ligungs- und Management GmbH in Vienna and member of the Board of Edita SA in Luxembourg and a member of the Foundation Boards/Boards of Directors of the Foundation for Constructivist, Concrete and Con­ceptual Art in Zurich, the Family Business Network Switzerland and the Camera di Commercio Italiana per la Svizzera. Pietro Supino is a member of the founding family, which is linked by a shareholders’ agreement and together hold the majority of TX Group’s shares.
Martin Kall
Martin Kall
Member of the Compensation and of the Business Development Committee
Martin Kall (CH/D/1961) has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2013. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ­pension fund specialist Prevanto AG and Chair­man of the Board of Directors of the St. Gallen-based media­ firm Kömedia AG. From April 2002 until December 2012 Martin Kall was CEO of Tamedia. Before working for Tamedia, Martin Kall was a member of the Ringier AG Group Management, where he headed both the European Publishing Division and the Swiss Magazines Division. From 1989 to 1996 he was with Bertelsmann Group, finishing as CEO of Bertelsmann Fach­information GmbH in Munich. In 1989, he earned an MBA from ­Harvard Business School. He completed his studies in history and economics at the ­University of Freiburg im Breisgau and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 1987 with a master’s degree in economics (“Diplom-Volkswirt”).
Pierre Lamunière
Pierre Lamunière
Member of the Business Development Committee and of the Journalism Committee
Pierre Lamunière (CH/1950) has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2009. After completing his studies in the US (MBA Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Pierre Lamunière joined ­Edipresse Group in 1977. From 1987, he headed the company as General Manager, and in 1998 he was named Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. From 1997 to 2002 Pierre Lamunière served on the Board of Directors of Swiss Post. He is Chairman of Lamunière Holding SA and its subsidiaries. Pierre Lamunière is also a member of the Management Board of the International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) on which he served as Chairman from 2007 to 2009. From March 2008 to 2016, he was on the Board of Directors of Banque Cantonal Vaudoise (BCV).
Sverre Munck
Sverre Munck
Member of the Audit Committee
Sverre Munck (N/1953) has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2018. An investor and professional board member, i. e. as Chairman of the Oslo Science Park, Sverre Munck was head of Group Strategy and Corporate Development and was ­Chairman of the International Editorial of Schibsted ASA until September 2013. He studied economics at Yale University and received his PhD from Stanford University in 1983. After completing his studies, Sverre Munck worked initially as an advisor to the Norwegian Ministry of Finance before working at McKinsey & Company Inc. from 1984 to 1987. He went on to be appointed CEO of Loki AS. In 1994, he joined Schibsted ASA as Chief Financial Officer and was sub­sequently appointed executive vice ­president of Multimedia in 1998.
Marina de Planta
Marina de Planta
Chair of the Audit Committee
After studying economics at Geneva University, Marina de Planta (CH/1965) worked for Ernst & Young for seventeen years, based in Geneva, Zurich and Hong Kong. She qualified as a tax expert with the Swiss Institute of ­Certified Accountants and Tax Consultants in 1992. Since 2010, Marina de Planta has been a partner and tax expert at the law practice Ducrest Heggli Avocats LLC in Geneva. Since 2003, Marina de Planta has been active on various boards of directors, for example in the fields of finance (Unigestion SA, Trufi­swiss SA) and insurance (AXA Insurance Ltd. and AXA Life Ltd. in Winterthur). In addition, she teaches tax law at the Geneva School of Business Administration (HEG) and is a member of the Digital Competence ­Centre of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO). She is also involved in non-profit organizations such as the Geneva committee of Human Rights Watch or the Act on Your Future foundation.
Konstantin Richter
Konstantin Richter
Member of the Journalism Committee and of the Audit Committee
Konstantin Richter (D/1971) has been a mem­­ber of the Board of Directors since 2004. He began his professional career in 1997 as an assistant editor at the media trade magazine Columbia Journalism Review in New York. He was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Brussels from 1999 to 2001, and from 2004 to 2005 was the Co-Managing Director of the Rogner & Bernhard publishing company in Hamburg and Berlin. He is now based in ­Berlin, working as a freelance writer and journalist. He is the author of the novels “Bettermann” (2007), “Kafka war jung und brauchte das Geld” (2011) and “Die Kanzlerin – Eine Fiktion” (2017). He is a regular contributor to Die Zeit and Die Welt and is also a contri­buting writer for the US news portal Politico. He was awarded the German Reporter Prize in 2011 for an article in Die Zeit. Konstantin Richter has a BA in English Literature and ­Philosophy from Edinburgh University and a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Konstantin Richter is a member of the ­founding family, which is linked by a shareholders’ agreement and together hold the majority of TX Group’s shares.
Andreas Schulthess
Andreas Schulthess
Member Compensation Committee and of the Audit Committee
Andreas Schulthess (CH/1970) has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2019. He has already been on the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2013. He began his career in 1993, working as a student trainee in Tamedia’s Human Resources Department. After completing his university studies, he became an IT business consultant in 2000, specialising in new technologies and e-business at Applied International Informatics and Cap Gemini (Switzerland) Ltd. After ­training as a coach and gaining relevant work ­experience in the field of management and personal development, he returned to ­operational human resources. He worked at Swiss Life Schweiz AG from 2005 to 2011, heading up Human Resources Management Switzerland. From 2011 to 2015, he devoted his attention to a family foundation and took care of various HR projects before joining Swiss Re Ltd in Zurich as Head HR Switzerland, a position he held until 2018. Andreas Schulthess graduated from the University of Zurich in 1999 with a Master’s degree in economics. He also completed a postgraduate programme, obtaining an Executive Master of Human Resources Management from the Institute for Applied Psychology in Zurich. Andreas Schulthess is a member of the founding family, which is linked by a shareholders’ agreement and together hold the majority of TX Group’s shares.