Group Executive Board

Pietro Supino

Chairman of Group Executive 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 such, he manages the holding company and is Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the three Group companies Goldbach, 20 Minuten and Tamedia. In addition, he is a member of various bodies of companies belonging to the Group or in which the Group holds an interest (namely the Boards of Direct­ors of JobCloud Ltd and SMG Swiss Marketplace Group Ltd). 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.

Samuel Hügli

Head of Technology & Ventures and member of the Group Executive Board (until end of 2021)

Samuel Hügli (CH/1970) has been a member of the Group Executive Board from January 2017 until end of 2021 and was 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.

Sandro Macciacchini

Chief Operating Officer and member of the Group Executive Board

Dr Sandro Macciacchini (CH/1966) has been a member of the Group Executive Board since 1 January 2008 and is responsible for the Group Operations division. He joined TX Group (formerly Tamedia) in 2000, became Head of Legal Services in 2003 and Head of Finance in 2008, which also included IT and Real Estate. As of 2017, he was responsible for the Finance and Human Resources division. Sandro Macciacchini completed his law studies in 1995, qualifying as an attorney-at-law; in April 2003 he completed his dissertation on media law. In 2009, he obtained a Master of Advanced Studies Corporate Finance. In 2016 and 2017 he completed further training in strategy, leadership and general management at MAB Swiss Exe­cutive School in St. Gallen, before taking a Corporate Governance course for board members at the Swiss Board School in St. Gallen.

Ursula Nötzli

Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer and member of the Group Executive Board (since 2022)

Dr Ursula Nötzli (CH/1974) has been a member of the Group Executive Board since 1 January 2022 and is responsible for Group Communications & Sustainability. She joined TX Group in April 2021 as Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. Until 2020, she headed the Group Content & Social Media department at Credit Suisse. She also held senior communications positions at Credit Suisse’s Global External Asset Management and GAM Holding. At the beginning of her career, Ursula Nötzli was a business editor for Finanz und Wirtschaft and during six years for Neue Zürcher Zeitung. In April 2007, she completed her dissertation on corporate gover­nance in Swiss family businesses, in 1999 her MBA at the University of St.Gallen.

Daniel Mönch

Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Group Executive Board (since 2022)

Daniel Mönch (DE/1986) has been a mem­ber of the Group Executive Board since 1 January 2022 and is responsible for Group Development. He joined TX Group in 2015 as part of Corporate Development. From 2020, Daniel Mönch was Head of Corporate Development and M&A and in this function was responsible for cross-divisional strategy projects and the inorganic further development of the Group. Previously, he worked for the international management consultancy Horváth & Partners in Munich in the CFO Strategy & Transformation division. Daniel Mönch holds an Executive MBA in Business Engineering from the University of St.Gallen (HSG). He completed his studies in business administration at the University of Ulm and the University of South Florida (Tampa/USA) in 2011.