Implementation of the announced organisational development

Daniel Mönch is appointed as Chief Portfolio Officer and Tanja zu Waldeck is appointed as Chief Operations Officer of TX Group

Zurich, 14 May 2024 - As announced at the annual results media conference on 14 March 2024, TX Group is simplifying its organisational structure and will no longer have separate active Boards of Directors in the Group companies in future. 

A distinction will be made between the media activities and the portfolio. The companies Tamedia, 20 Minuten and Goldbach together with Group Services form the media activities. The portfolio includes the participations in the marketplace companies Swiss Marketplace Group and JobCloud, as well as TX Ventures with the Fintech Fund, the streaming platform Zattoo and the appointment scheduling platform Doodle. Real estate is also part of the portfolio.

The media companies will continue to be managed by their CEOs, who will be responsible for the results together with their management boards: Jessica Peppel-Schulz as CEO of Tamedia, Bernhard Brechbühl as CEO of 20 Minuten and Michi Frank as CEO of Goldbach (from 1 July 2024, Christoph Marty will succeed Michi Frank as designated CEO of Goldbach).  

As a link to the Board of Directors, Tanja zu Waldeck will join the Group as Chief Operations Officer on 1 October 2024 and provide the framework for the media activities. As the Group's Chief Portfolio Officer, Daniel Mönch will be responsible for the Group's investments, ventures and real estate. 

“With this organisational framework, we are creating positive conditions for the successful onward development of both the individual companies and participations, as well as the Group as a whole,” says President and Publisher Pietro Supino confidently. He is delighted “that we have been able to appoint Tanja zu Waldeck as Chief Operations Officer Group and Daniel Mönch as Chief Portfolio Officer.”

Tanja zu Waldeck: “I am looking forward to shaping the further transformation of the media business with TX Group and its companies and look forward to meeting all my new colleagues.”

Daniel Mönch: “I am convinced that TX Group's participations, properties and ventures have considerable potential and I can't wait to contribute to realising these opportunities.”

Tanja zu Waldeck is currently CEO at BurdaForward. The digital expert began her career as a consultant at McKinsey. She later founded an online portal for mothers, which she sold to TOMORROW FOCUS AG (Burda) in 2012. Tanja zu Waldeck has been part of the management team at BurdaForward Advertising GmbH since 2016, COO at BurdaForward since 2017 and has held her current position as CEO since 2023. Since May 2023, she has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Goldbach Group, which is also part of the TX Group. 

Daniel Mönch is currently Chief Strategy Officer of TX Group. He started his career at the international management consultancy Horváth & Partners in Munich in the CFO Strategy & Transformation division. He joined the TX Group in 2015 as part of Corporate Development and took over the management of this division and the M&A department in 2020. On 1 January 2022, he assumed his current position as a member of Group Management. 

Ursula Nötzli, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer, Member of the Executive Board
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About TX Group
The TX Group forms a network of platforms and participations that offers users information, orientation, entertainment and assistance for everyday life on a daily basis. Its roots lie in journalism with the diverse newspapers of Tamedia and the free media of 20 Minuten. The portfolio is complemented by the advertising marketer Goldbach. The TX Group is an anchor shareholder of the SMG Swiss Marketplace Group and JobCloud, holds majority stakes in Doodle and Zattoo and is an investor in the fintech sector through TX Ventures. Founded in 1893, TX Group has been listed on the Swiss stock exchange since 2000.