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Béla Papp

Béla Papp

Publishing Director, Ringier Studios, Switzerland

For the past year Béla E. Papp has been a leading member of Ringier Studios, the Swiss company’s subsidiary developing apps for iPad and Android tablets. Before that he headed Ringier AG’s Business Development activities worldwide, with special emphasis on the company’s new media investments in Central an Eastern Europe, China and SE Asia.  Béla has been with Ringier since the start of 2003, when he was appointed to head Ringier’s Hungarian subsidiary, then the country’s largest print and online media firm.

Previously Béla worked for Sanoma Budapest, where he headed the Business Press Division. From 1996 to 1999 he was Central and East European Marketing Director for ABN AMRO Bank, and before that he worked for close to nine years for The Economist Group in Vienna, Austria, where in the early 1990s he was the founding Chief Editor of the first pan-regional monthly of its kind, Business Central Europe.

Béla also sits on the Executive Committee of WAN-IFRA.

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