Bauer Media Publishing appoints Chief Data Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Koschel, Chief Data Officer at Bauer Media Publishing

Hamburg, December 19, 2023 – At the end of November, the Bauer Media Group clearly expressed its ambition to transform faster and more radically exploit digital growth opportunities with its comprehensive rebranding. The company is now taking first tangible and structural steps with the appointment of a Chief Data Officer who is responsible for the whole Publishing Business and a Chief Technology Officer for the digital part of the Publishing Business.

Thomas Koschel transitions from BMG’s OCP team to join the Publishing business as Chief Data Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for all data related activities and drives the transformation towards a data-driven culture within the Publishing Business.

Jan Wachtel, President of Publishing, comments: “Thomas is an expert in the field of data with more than 20 years of professional experience. We are delighted that we were able to convince him of our exciting plans for the future.”

With the experiences from previous stations as co-founder of neo.eleven GmbH in 2017 and most recently Chief Data Officer of the Bauer Media Group's OCP business, Thomas Koschel not only has important start-up experience, but also the necessary skillset to operate successfully in large corporations. Prior to his time as co-founder of neo.eleven and Chief Data Officer at OCP, Thomas Koschel was Head of Business Analytics at ImmobilienScout24.

Hans Gruber, Chief Technology Officer at Bauer Media Publishing

"I am delighted that we have been able to recruit another expert from the OCP team, Hans Gruber, joins as Chief Technology Officer," Jan Wachtel continues. "Hans was most recently responsible for the technology and product strategy of the OCP business. He knows exactly what it takes to build scalable and automation-capable technology platforms in a highly agile and international competitive environment.”

Before Hans Gruber joined Bauer Media Group in 2020 as CTO and later CTPO of the OCP business, he was CIO of Verivox GmbH for three years and previously Managing Director of eSailors IT solutions GmbH for three years.

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About Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters to millions of people across Europe. Our offering spans print and online publishing to radio broadcasting and audio entertainment, price comparison services for consumers, as well as digital marketing services. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer Media focuses on the long-term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a purpose, to deliver content and services that enrich people‘s everyday lives.