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Group Management Board
Chairman of Group Management Board
Dr Pietro Supino (CH/I/1965) was elected to the Board of Directors in 1991 and took on the position of Publisher and Chairman in 2007. As part of the new decentralised organisation at the Group, he has headed up both Group Management and the Boards of Directors of the four Group companies TX Markets, Goldbach, 20 Minuten and Tamedia since July 2020. He is on various committees at companies belonging to the Group or in which the Group holds an interest. Beyond the Group, he is actively involved in the industry in his capacity as President of the Swiss Media Association and is also a member of the Board of Directors at the Italian media firm Gruppo Editoriale (GEDI), which publishes the daily newspapers La Repubblica, La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX. Pietro Supino completed his studies in law and economics with a doctorate from the University of St. Gallen. He also gained a master’s from the London School of Economics and Political Science and was admitted to the Zurich bar. He attended the Columbia School of Journalism in New York, which prepared him well for his future as a publisher. He is currently a member of the Board of Visitors. Pietro Supino is a member of the founding family, which is linked by a shareholders’ agreement and jointly holds a majority stake in TX Group.
Head of Technology & Ventures and member of the Group Management Board
Samuel Hügli (CH/1970) has been a member of the Group Management Board since January 2017 and is responsible for the Technology & Ventures division, which also includes responsibility for the commercial activities of Doodle and Zattoo, as well as various non-controlling interests such as Lend, Lykke, Monito, Moneypark, Neon and Picstars. Samuel Hügli held various positions at Ringier between 2000 and 2011. As Head of Technology & IT and later as Group CIO, he was responsible for IT at the media firm, before being appointed CFO of the Ringier Group in 2007. From 2012, Samuel Hügli worked as an independent business consultant and advised businesses in both Switzerland and South Africa. He was also a member of various boards of directors. A trained typographer, he completed various management courses, including at ZfU, St. Gallen Business School and London Business School, before finally training in Strategic Business Management at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Head of Finance & Human Resources division and member of the Group Management Board
Sandro Macciacchini (CH/1966) has been a member of the Group Management Board since 1 January 2008 and is responsible for the Finance & Human Resources division. He became Head of TX Group’s Legal Department in 2003. Sandro Macciacchini completed his law studies in 1995, qualifying as an attorney-at-law and beginning his career at a Berne-based law firm before working as a legal counsel for the Swiss Press Association until 1999. He completed his dissertation on media law in April 2003. In 2006, he completed a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) course in Finance and Accounting. In 2009 he obtained a Master of Advanced Studies qualification in Corporate Finance. In 2016 and 2017, he completed a course in Strategy, Leadership and General Management at MAB Swiss Executive School in St. Gallen, before taking a Corporate Governance course for board members at Swiss Board School in St. Gallen in 2019.