Dr Mathias Döpfner started as his career as a journalist at the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” in 1982 and has worked his way up to become CEO of the Axel Springer SE in January 2002, where he
is also one of the largest shareholders. After his time at the FAZ he worked as director of a PR agency, the staff of the international director of the Gruner + Jahr publishing company in Paris
and later became assistant to the CEO of Gruner + Jahr in Hamburg.
He then held further positions in journalism as editor-in-chief of “Wochenpost” in Berlin and “Hamburger Morgenpost”, before coming to Axel Springer SE in 1998. Initially as editor-in-chief of
Die Welt. Dr Mathias Döpfner became the member of the Executive Board responsible for the Multimedia Division in July 2000 and took charge of the Newspapers Division as well in October 2000. He
studied musicology, German and theatrical arts in Frankfurt and Boston.
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