President News Media International at Axel Springer SE
“The tide is turning for digital journalism, but we need to be prepared to push further by delivering the best possible journalistic products.”
Jan Bayer isPresident News Media International at Axel Springer SE. He is responsible for major brands in more than 30 countries, including BILD and WELT in Germany, Politico Europe in Brussels and Business Insider in the United States. Prior to joining the Executive Board in January 2012, he led the WELT Group at Axel Springer. WELT is one of Germany’s most widely read quality newspapers with a popular Sunday edition, a fast-growing digital subscription model and a TV station. Jan Bayer began his career as a trainee at Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, another major quality daily, in 1995 and took the helm at the Süddeutsche publishing unit in 2004.