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Hermann Petz

Hermann Petz

Chairman of the Board, Moser Holding, Austria

Hermann Petz serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Moser Holding Aktiengesellschaft and Chairman of Supervisory Board at Regional Media Austria AG.

He started his career at the Tiroler Sparkasse AG from 1981 to 1990 in the fields of organisation and IT, shareholding and special financing. In 1990 he became assistant to the executive board of the Tiroler Tageszeitung. Petz was promoted to commercial manager in 1992. Five years later, he became a member of the executive board, and in 2002, he had the sole operative responsibility of the Moser Holding AG and has been CEO since 2003.

He is a member of the executive board and commitee of the Association of Austrian Newspapers (Verband Österreichischer Zeitungen, VÖZ), CEO of the Austrian Press Agency (Austria Presse Agentur, APA) and is Austria’s delegate to the ENPA (European Publishers Association). Petz is the author of the recently published book, "Die Zeitung ist tot? Es lebe die Zeitung!" (The newspaper is dead? Long live the newspaper!).

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