Board of Directors

The INMA Board of Directors is the association's governing body, responsible for the strategy and direction of INMA worldwide. Often referred to as the “International Board,” volunteers serve two- and three-year terms and are elected annually by INMA members.


  • President
    Maribel Perez Wadsworth
    Gannett Media
    McLean, United States
  • First Vice President
    Gert Ysebaert
    Antwerp, Belgium
  • Second Vice President
    Stephen Dunbar-Johnson
    President, International
    New York Times Company
    London, United Kingdom
  • Past President
    Damian Eales
    Global Head of Transformation
    News Corp
    New York, United States
  • Treasurer
    Sandy Naudé
    CEO Africa Community Media
    Independent Newspapers
    Cape Town, South Africa

Regional Presidents

  • Europe Division President
    Petteri Putkiranta
    President, Helsingin Sanomat
    Sanoma Media Finland Ltd
    Helsinki, Finland
  • North America Division President
    Troy Niday
    Chief Operations Officer
    Sonoma Media Investments
    Santa Rosa, United States
  • South Asia Division President
    Praveen Someshwar
    CEO and Managing Director
    HT Media Ltd.
    New Delhi, India
  • Latin America Division President
    Pablo Deluca
    Director de Asuntos Institucionales
    Buenos Aires, Argentina


  • Board Member
    Marcelo Benez
    Executive Commercial Director
    Folha de S.Paulo
    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Board Member
    Alexandra Beverfjord
    CEO & Editor in Chief
    Oslo, Norway
  • Board Member
    Sinead Boucher
    Wellington, New Zealand
  • Board Member
    P.J. Browning
    President Newspaper Division
    Evening Post Publishing
    Charleston, United States
  • Board Member
    David Dinsmore
    Chief Executive Officer
    News UK
    United Kingdom
  • Board Member
    Lotta Edling
    Editorial Director
    Bonnier News
  • Board Member
    María Eugenia Ferré-Rangel
    Chairwoman of the Board
    GFR Media
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Board Member
    Carsten Erdmann
    Editor-in-Chief Digital
    Funke Media
    Berlin, Germany
  • Board Member
    Sanjay Gupta
    Editor In Chief & CEO
    Jagran Prakashan
    New Delhi, India
  • Board Member
    Chris Janz
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sydney, Australia
  • Board Member
    Frederic Kachar
    Chief Executive Officer
    InfoGlobo Comunicações
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Board Member
    Debby Krenek
    Newsday Media Group
    Melville, United States
  • Board Member
    Frank Mahlberg
    Managing Director BILD Media Group
    Axel Springer
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Board Member
    Mapula Nkosi
    Daily Sun
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Board Member
    Martha Ortiz
    Chief Editor
    El Colombiano
    Medellín, Colombia
  • Board Member
    Gerold Riedmann
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Board Member
    Pam Siddall
    Advance Local
    Wilmington, United States
  • Board Member
    Sivakumar Sundaram
    Chairman of the Executive Committee
    Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd. (BCCL)
    New Delhi, India
  • Board Member
    Saarah Survé

    Sekunjalo Media
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Chair, Young Professionals Committee
  • Board Member
    Lay Lim Teo
    SPH Media Group
  • Board Member
    Siv Juvik Tveitnes
    Executive Vice President of News Media
    Oslo, Norway