Peter Kropsch, born in 1965 in Wels (Upper Austria), is Chairman of dpa`s executive board. The economics journalist worked for 20 years for the Austrian news agency APA, becoming a member of the
agency's Executive Board in 2006, and then CEO in 2009. From 2012 to 2014 he was president of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA), one year later he was named "media manager of the
year" by the Austrian journal "Der österreichische Journalist".
Kropsch was appointed in June 2015 to succeed Michael Segbers in January 2017. In 2018, Peter Kropsch was re-elected president of the EANA.
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