Leaders

David Chance Chairman of the Board

American and British, born 1957

Elected 1998

Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2003. David was Deputy Managing Director of the BSkyB Group between 1993 and 1998. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director of ITV plc and O2 plc. David is also Chairman of Top Up TV and is a Non-Executive Director of PCCW Limited (Hong Kong) and Chairman of its NOW TV media group. David graduated with a BA, BSc and MBA from the University of North Carolina.

 Member of the Remuneration Committee.

 Independent of the Company and management and independent of major shareholders.

 Direct or related person ownership: 3,565 class B shares as of 22 May 2018.

Donata Hopfen Non-Executive Director

German, born 1976

Elected 2016

Donata Hopfen has been the CEO of Verimi since October 2017. Previously Donata was the Publishing Director and Head of the Management Board of BILD Group, Europe’s largest newspaper and Germany’s largest digital news portal, since May 2014. Before that Donata was the Managing Director of BILD’s digital and mobile activities. Donata joined Axel Springer in 2003 and has held various positions including responsibility for business development and product management at BILD.T-Online, and head of business development in Axel Springer’s electronic media department. Donata is also a member of the Digital Expert Board of Deutsche Postbank AG and a member of the Foundation Board of SWAB. Donata holds diplomas in European business administration from the Universities of Madrid and Reutlingen.

Member of the Audit Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 0 class B shares as of 22 May 2018.

Joakim Andersson Non-Executive Director

Swedish, born 1974

Elected 2015

Joakim Andersson was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Investment AB Kinnevik, MTG’s large reference shareholder, in February 2015 and also worked as acting Chief Executive Officer of Kinnevik from December 2016 until December 2017. Joakim joined the Kinnevik Group in 2001 at Banque Invik, and became Group Treasurer of Kinnevik in 2007. As Group Treasurer, Joakim supported Kinnevik’s investee companies in managing capital markets, financing and corporate financial management, and was responsible for Kinnevik’s cash and liquidity management as well as its treasury operations and controls. Joakim holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from Växjö University.

Member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Independent of the Company and management, not independent of major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 100 class B shares as of 22 May 2018.

 

John Lagerling Non-Executive Director

Swedish, born 1976

Elected 2016

John Lagerling was appointed as Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer US and Global Chief Business Officer of Mercari, a leading community-powered marketplace, in June 2017. John held the position as Vice President of Business Development, Mobile and Product Partnerships at Facebook, where he headed the global business development, mobile partnerships and other new partner dependent initiatives, between 2014 – 2017. Prior to joining Facebook, John spent seven years at Google holding various leadership positions, including Director of Android Global Partnerships. John holds an MSc in Marketing and International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 0 class B shares as of 22 May 2018.

Natalie Tydeman Non-Executive Director

British, born 1971

Elected 2017

Natalie Tydeman is a private equity investor at v | t partners since 2017. Between 2007 and 2016, Natalie was at GMT Communications Partners, one of Europe’s leading private equity specialists in the media and communications sectors, where she became Partner in 2010 and later promoted to Senior Partner in 2014. Natalie helped launch Excite in Europe, built Discovery Communications’ European internet operations, was Managing Director of Fox Kids Europe’s Online & Interactive division, and led Fremantle Media’s business diversification and corporate venturing activities as Senior Vice President. Natalie is also a Trustee of Nesta, a charitable foundation focused on increasing the innovation capacity of the United Kingdom, where she chairs the Venture Investment Committee and Nesta Investment Management. Natalie is a graduate of the University of Oxford and Harvard Business School.

Member of the Audit Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 0 class B shares as of 22 May 2018.

Simon Duffy Non-Executive Director

British, born 1949

Elected 2008

Simon was Executive Chairman of Tradus plc until the company’s sale in March 2008. Simon was also Executive Vice-Chairman of ntl:Telewest until 2007, having joined ntl in 2003 as CEO. Simon has also served as CFO of Orange SA, CEO of wireless data specialist End2End AS, CEO and Deputy Chairman of WorldOnline International BV, and held senior positions at EMI Group plc and Guinness plc. Previously Simon has also been a Non-Executive Director of Millicom International Cellular. Simon is also a Non-Executive Chairman of YouView TV Ltd., as well as a Non-Executive Director of Oger Telecom Limited, Wizz Air Holdings Plc and Telit Communications Plc. Simon holds a Master’s degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 1,750 class B shares as of 22 May 2018.

Gerhard Florin Non-Executive Director

German, born 1959

Elected 2018

Gerhard Florin has spent over 20 years in the entertainment and gaming industry, and currently serves on the Board of MTG’s subsidiary InnoGames. Gerhard has previously served on the Boards of Funcom, Kobojo and King Digital Entertainment, and was Chairman of the latter between 2014 and 2016. Between 2006 and 2010, Gerhard served as an Executive Vice President and General Manager of Publishing at Electronic Arts, being responsible for the company’s worldwide publishing business, prior to which he held various positions in Electronic Arts’ German and British operations. Before joining Electronic Arts, Gerhard worked at Bertelsmann Music Group and McKinsey. Gerhard holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Augsburg in Germany.

Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Independent of the Company and management and independent of the major shareholders.

Direct or related person ownership: 0 class B-shares as of 22 May 2018.

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann President & Chief Executive Officer

Danish, born 1966

Jørgen was appointed as President and CEO of MTG in September 2012, prior to which he served as Executive Vice President of the Group’s Nordic Broadcasting (free-TVpay-TV and radio) operations from October 2011. He was also responsible for the Group’s Czech operations between 2008 and 2011, and the Hungarian operations between 2010 and 2011, and served as CEO of MTG Denmark from 2002, prior to which he was responsible for MTG’s New Media department between 2000 and 2002. Jørgen has worked in the Group since 1994 when he joined as Head of Interactive Services. He became Head of Sponsorship for TV3 in 1997, then Head of Viasat Sport in Denmark and, subsequently, Head of Viasat Sport for the Group in 1998. He is also a member of the Boards of Zalando, Turtle Entertainment, The International Emmy Association in New York, and non-profit organisation Reach For Change.

Direct or related person ownership: 47,891 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Maria Redin Chief Financial Officer

Swedish, born 1978

Maria was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of MTG in December 2015. She previously served as Acting Chief Financial Officer from June to November 2015. She has also held a number of senior positions at MTG, including Head of Group Finance and Group Controller. Her roles in the Group have included the positions of CFO, and later CEO, of MTG’s former gaming entertainment company Bet24, as well as a number of financial positions, and she started her career at MTG as a management trainee in 2004. Maria has been a Member of the Board of Directors at NetEnt since 2012. She holds a Masters degree in International Business from the University of Gothenburg.

Direct or related person ownership: 2,962 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

 

Anders Jensen EVP; CEO of Nordic Entertainment

Swedish, born 1969

Anders joined MTG Sweden in 2014, prior to which he held senior positions at a number of Europe’s leading telecommunications, retail and consumer goods companies. These roles included Senior Executive Vice President at TDC Group, where he ran the Consumer division and was also Chief Marketing Officer; CEO of Telenor, the second largest mobile operator in Hungary; CEO of Grameenphone, the market leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh; and Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone / Telenor in Sweden. He is also a member of the Board of Millicom International Cellular S.A.

Direct or related person ownership: 4,083 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Gabriel Catrina Chief Strategy Officer

Argentinian, born 1974

Gabriel Catrina was appointed as Chief Strategy Officer in March 2016. He joined MTG in September 2013 as Head of Group Strategy and has worked closely with the Group’s operating businesses. Gabriel was previously Head of the Media, Communications and Technology Practice for management consulting firm Booz & Company in the Nordics, where he spent eight years advising leading companies globally on strategy, innovation and operations. Gabriel has worked in C-level and business development positions in the US, Europe and Latin America, including three years as CFO and COO of Argentinian digital education company Educ.ar, and five years as VP of Business Development (Europe & Latin America) for US-based telecommunications software company TCS. Gabriel has an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden and an M.Sc in Business Administration from UCC in Argentina.

Direct or related person ownership: 1,420 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen EVP; Group Head of Programming and Content Development

Danish, born 1973

Jakob was appointed as Executive Vice President and Head of Programming and Content Development in March 2015 with responsibility for content acquisition, programming and development for MTG’s Nordic on- and offline pay-TV channels and on demand services, and Group-wide online free-TV businesses. The role also includes format sourcing and co-productions. He is also on the Board of DRG. He joined MTG in 2005 and became Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Programming in 2009. Jakob previously worked as Programme Director for SBS TV in Denmark and as Executive Producer for TV2 Denmark. Jakob has a journalism degree from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Direct or related person ownership: 6,371 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Jette Nygaard-Andersen EVP; CEO of MTG International Entertainment & MTGx Digital Video Content

Danish, born 1968

Jette was appointed as Executive Vice President and CEO of the Group’s Central European free-TV, radio and local digital operations in May 2015. She previously served as Executive Vice President of the Group’s Nordic pay-TV broadcasting operations from June 2013, directing and overseeing the management of MTG’s pay-TV operations across the Nordic and Baltic regions, which included the Viasat pay-TV channels, the Viasat satellite pay-TV platform, and the B2B elements of the Viaplay online pay-TV service. Jette was acting CEO of the Group’s Nordic pay-TV broadcasting operations between October 2012 and March 2013. Jette started at MTG in 2003 and has held a number of managerial positions, among them CEO of Viasat Denmark 2011-2013. She is a member of the Boards of Nova, Turtle Entertainment and Engage Sports Media, and Chairperson of the Board of Zoomin.TV. Before joining MTG, Jette was a strategy management consultant at Accenture working within the telecommunications and media industry, and held positions at Maersk Group. She also holds a Board position in Coloplast A/S, which is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. Jette graduated with an M.Sc in Business, Finance and Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Direct or related person ownership: 5,616 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Matthew Hooper EVP; Group Head of Corporate Communications and CEO of MTG UK

British, born 1970

Matthew was appointed as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications in February 2013 with responsibility for Group-wide Corporate Communications including brand development and experience; public, investor and government relations; corporate responsibility; and employee communications, as well as MTG’s digital channels and corporate events. Matthew was appointed as CEO of MTG UK in April 2018. He joined MTG in October 2012 as Group Head of Corporate Communications and Planning, prior to which he was the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Shared Value Limited, the international corporate communications consulting firm, and a Board Director of Shandwick Consultants Limited, a division of the then publicly listed Shandwick global marketing and communications group. Matthew is a Masters graduate of the University of Oxford.

Direct or related person ownership: 7,803 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Peter Nørrelund EVP; CEO of MTG Sport

Danish, born 1971

Peter Nørrelund was appointed as Executive Vice President and CEO of MTG Sport in March 2016 and as COO of Turtle Entertainment in February 2017. Peter joined MTG in 2003 and has headed up the Danish sports operations since 2004. Peter has been responsible for all sports rights acquisitions across the Group since 2006 and was appointed as MTG Head of Sport in 2013. Peter is responsible for MTG’s global sports organisation of 200+ people that acquires rights for MTG’s online and offline platforms across multiple territories, and runs the technical play-out of MTG’s sports channels and production of the local language commentary and programming. Peter has a degree in Journalism from the Danish School of Media & Journalism and, prior to joining MTG, worked as a reporter, commentator, host and Editor in Chief at Danish public service broadcaster DR.

Direct or related person ownership: 3,549 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Anders Jensen EVP; CEO of Nordic Entertainment

Swedish, born 1969

Anders joined MTG Sweden in 2014, prior to which he held senior positions at a number of Europe’s leading telecommunications, retail and consumer goods companies. These roles included Senior Executive Vice President at TDC Group, where he ran the Consumer division and was also Chief Marketing Officer; CEO of Telenor, the second largest mobile operator in Hungary; CEO of Grameenphone, the market leading telecommunications service provider in Bangladesh; and Chief Marketing Officer of Vodafone / Telenor in Sweden. He is also a member of the Board of Millicom International Cellular S.A.

Direct or related person ownership: 4,083 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Arnd Benninghoff MTGx, Games & Esport

German, born 1969

Arnd joined MTG in November 2014 and has led MTGx’s strategic investments in esports (ESL/Turtle Entertainment and DreamHack) and online gaming (InnoGames and Kongregate). Prior to joining MTG, Arnd worked as Chief Digital Officer for Digital & Adjacent at ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, and as Managing Director of SevenVentures, the group’s venture arm. Arnd has also been CEO of Holtzbrinck eLAB, the incubator of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, founded and built fifteen companies, and held various management roles at Tomorrow Focus AG. He started his career as a journalist, working for Deutsche Presse Agentur and TV networks.

Didier Stoessel CEO and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nova Broadcasting Group

French, born 1963

Didier was appointed as CEO of Nova Broadcasting Group in 2012. He was previously Founder and Executive Chairman of Apace Media (2002-2009) after a career in banking at HSBC Investment Bank (1997-2009), latterly as Chief Executive of Corporate Finance, and at Merrill Lynch (1991-1997), latterly as Director of Investment Banking. Didier holds an MBA from INSEAD, and Master’s degrees in Engineering from ENSTA and European Affairs from École nationale d’administration.

Emily Greer CEO & Founder of Kongregate

American, born 1974

Emily co-founded Kongregate in 2006 and has been the company’s CEO since February 2014. She previously worked in the retail industry at Smith & Hawken, TravelSmith and Gump’s. Emily holds a degree in Russian & Eastern European Studies from Yale University.

Filippa Wallestam CEO of MTG Sweden

Swedish, born 1983

Filippa was appointed as CEO of MTG Sweden in April 2018. Fillipa was previously Head of Nordic Entertainment Operations at MTG. Filippa joined the company in June 2014 as Head of Strategy for MTG’s free-TV and radio businesses in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. She previously worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group in London and New York, and at Daily Mail General Trust, owner of Mail Online.

Hendrik Klindworth CEO & Founder of InnoGames

German, born 1983

Hendrik is CEO of InnoGames, which he co-founded in 2007. Hendrik studied IT, with a focus on software engineering and information systems, at the University of Oldenburg.

Kim Poder CEO of MTG Denmark

Danish, born 1968

Kim joined MTG in 1999 and was CEO of Viasat Denmark (2001-2011) then Viasat Finland (2006-2011), before being appointed as CEO of MTG Denmark in 2011. Kim was previously Media Director at Omnicom Media Direction and Media Analyst at Gallup.

Marcus Lindmark President & CEO of DreamHack

Swedish, born 1985

Marcus was appointed as CEO of DreamHack in 2014 after joining the company in 2008 as an Events Manager. Marcus graduated from Rinman High School.

Mathias Norrback CEO of Viasat Finland

Finnish, born 1978

Mathias was appointed as CEO of Viasat Finland in 2016 when joining MTG from Watson Nordic (part of Finnish telecoms group Anvia), where he was CEO (2013-2016), Business Director (2009-2013) and Sales Manager (2008-2009). Mathias holds a Master’s degree in Law from Helsingin Yliopisto.

Matthew Hooper EVP; Group Head of Corporate Communications and CEO of MTG UK

British, born 1970

Matthew was appointed as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications in February 2013 with responsibility for Group-wide Corporate Communications including brand development and experience; public, investor and government relations; corporate responsibility; and employee communications, as well as MTG’s digital channels and corporate events. Matthew was appointed as CEO of MTG UK in April 2018. He joined MTG in October 2012 as Group Head of Corporate Communications and Planning, prior to which he was the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Shared Value Limited, the international corporate communications consulting firm, and a Board Director of Shandwick Consultants Limited, a division of the then publicly listed Shandwick global marketing and communications group. Matthew is a Masters graduate of the University of Oxford.

Direct or related person ownership: 7,803 class B shares per 31 December 2017.

Morten Aass CEO of MTG Norway

Norwegian, born 1961

Morten was appointed as CEO of MTG Norway in 2017 after serving as CEO and President of nice entertainment group from 2014, following MTG’s acquisition of the company in 2013. Before establishing nice entertainment group in 2010 Morten served as CEO of SBS Norway TV operations (2002-2008), consulted ProSieben on starting their production business (2008-2009) and was an acting Chairman of the communication group Dinamo (2008-2013). Morten holds a degree from BI Norwegian Business School and Stockholm School of Economics.

Morten Mogensen CEO of nice entertainment group

Danish, born 1966

Morten first joined MTG in 2005 as Commissioning Editor at MTG Denmark, before becoming CEO of Blu Productions in 2010 and then Chief of Programming at Monday Productions. He rejoined MTG Denmark as Programme Director in 2011 before becoming Chief Content Officer for MTG’s Scandinavian and Central & Eastern European operations. Morten holds a degree in marketing and business from Århus Business School.

Ralf Reichert MD & Founder of Turtle Entertainment

German, born 1974

Ralf founded Turtle Entertainment in 2000 and has been the company’s CEO since its establishment. He is also a Board member of WESA. Ralf was previously a Member of the Board of GIGA Television GmbH (2006-2007), Managing Director of SK Gaming (1997-2001) and Assistant to the Managing Director of BMW Zwirner (1991-2000). Ralf holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Roger Lodewick CEO of Zoomin.TV

Dutch, born 1979

Roger was appointed as CEO of Zoomin.TV in May 2018. He was previously Chief Commercial Officer at COMOSA AG, which operates the World Boxing Super Series, of which MTG is a founding partner. Roger spent 12 years in various positions at TEAM Marketing AG, where he gained extensive experience in global media rights, product management and marketing. He has a degree from Fontys Economic University in the Netherlands and an International Master in Management, Law & Humanities of Sports from SDA Bocconi (Italy), Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and De Montfort University (UK).

Vigor Sörman CEO & Founder of Splay Networks

Swedish, born 1980

Vigor founded Splay in 2013. He previously headed up International Development at Meter TV (part of Shine Group), the largest production company in Sweden, and worked as a journalist at Dagens Nyheter (1999-2000) and a TV host at TV4 (2000-2006). Vigor holds a Masters degree in TV Production from Dramatiska Institutet.

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