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Peter Kropsch – dpa’s new CEO

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19.01.2017 – The baton is changing hands at Germany’s leading news agency: Peter Kropsch is taking over as Chair of the board of management of dpa Deutsche Presse Agentur GmbH on the 20th January 2017. The 51-year old succeeds Michael Segbers, who after more than four decades at the company has resigned from the management board upon reaching 65 years of age. Renowned media manager Kropsch worked for the Austrian news agency APA for 20 years before switching last September and moving to Hamburg. Most recently he had also led the company as its CEO. Matthias Mahn and Andreas Schmidt are staying on as dpa managing directors.

dpa’s new CEO: Peter Kropsch (photo: Christian Charisius/dpa).

Kropsch, born in 1965 in Wels (Upper Austria), led the Austrian agency between 2009 and 2016. From the beginning of his career until the mid-90s, Kropsch was an economic journalist for a vwd daughter company in Vienna. In 1996 he moved to the APA and worked in various roles in the diversification of the company. In 2006, he rose up to the board of management and three years later was named CEO. Between 2012 and 2014, Kropsch was the President of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA). In 2015, professional magazine “Der österreichische Journalist” voted him “Media Manager of the Year”. Kropsch is married and has three children.

The German Press Agency dpa is a trusted, accurate and independent provider of news with the digital and multimedia content to power the media at home and abroad. Our customers benefit from the extensive global network of correspondents and editors maintained by Germany's leading news wire. News gathering is completely free of outside influence which in turn guarantees that coverage lives up to the strict requirements of the dpa charter: This document lays down that reporting must be free of bias and unfettered by political, economic or governmental ideologies. Print media, radio stations, online and mobile communication providers in more than 100 countries rely on this journalistic excellence around-the-clock. Among dpa clients are parliaments, governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as businesses and public relations agencies. They all derive news content from the wide range of products and services provided by the dpa group of companies.


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Michael Spinner-Just


2017-01-19 15:32

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