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INMA European Division Board announces new president and board changes

16 September 2016

MONACO (16 September 2016) – Three executives with Europe’s leading news media companies were elected to new terms on the International News Media Association (INMA) European Division Board.

The changes in terms were announced at the board meeting held at Le Meridien Plaza Hotel in Monaco in conjunction with the annual three-day European News Media Conference.

INMA has a rich and vibrant volunteer network worldwide, featuring its regional boards. Dozens of volunteers participate on conference committees, help with membership sales and service, write blogs, organise initiatives, and more. The regional boards report to the INMA Board of Directors.

The INMA Europe Division Board of Directors manages the association's activities in Europe, including training and development and membership services.

Elected to new Board terms were:

  • Trude Margel, commercial director content marketing of Itera in Norway, will take over as INMA European Division president.
  • Gerold Riedmann, chief executive officer of Russmedia Digital in Austria, was elected to begin a two-year term as vice president.
  • Harold Grönke, chief executive officer of Nordwest-Zeitung Verlagsgesellschaft in Germany and outgoing European Division president, will assume the title of past president. 

“INMA has a unique position among news media professionals with its quick turnaround conferences, events and up-to-the-minute reports on key factors that affect us as an industry. Indeed, INMA’s mantra ‘Sharing Ideas, Inspiring Change’ is the driving force behind the international conferences spanning the globe, uniting us, inspiring us and continuously highlighting cases for development and growth,” said Margel, the new European Division president. “Among myriad organizations, both national and international, that may be relevant to a media owner, few provide the wealth of cases, ideas, results and trend reporting that INMA does. I am proud to represent INMA as its European President and look forward to working closely with dedicated industry colleagues among board members and throughout Europe.”

Niklas Jonason, chief executive officer of Stadsporten Citygate AB in Sweden, will continue his term as vice president, serving alongside Riedmann.

Additionally, Boris Trupcevic, general manager for Croatia for 24Sata/Media Ideja, was re-appointed for a second term to the European board of directors as representative for Croatia.

The International News Media Association (INMA) is a global community of market-leading news media companies reinventing how they engage audiences and grow revenue in a multi-media environment. The INMA community consists of 7,700+ executives at 600+ media companies in 60+ countries. Headquartered in Dallas, INMA has offices in Antwerp, New Delhi, San Salvador, and São Paulo.