In October 2022, INMA awarded 30 young professionals around the world its third “30 Under 30” award as part of its Young Professionals Initiative. This is the first in a series of 30 features about the impressive rising media stars who are shaping our industry.
With a passion for digital publishing and an impressive knowledge of digital business models, Anna-Katharina Kölbl is eager to share her skills with others — while also increasing her own knowledge. Her endless curiosity, coupled with outstanding creativity and a hands-on mentality, combine to make her an authentic, ambitious young leader who wants to bring people together.
She envisions a modern world of journalism that is sustainable and meaningful, and she is determined to be part of that world. After completing her bachelor’s degree, Anna-Katharina began working on earning her Ph.D., while at the same time working at a local charity. She later joined an e-commerce start-up based in Amsterdam, where she led the strategy development process and had the opportunity to participate in an international accelerator programme.
In 2020, she joined Funke, where she started working as executive assistant to Director General Christoph Rüth. She has since been promoted to head of business development and leads strategic transformation and new business projects.