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Markus Spillmann

Media expert
Zurich, Switzerland

Markus Spillmann was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14. His appointment followed over a decade of service with the Swiss daily newspaper. From 1995-2001, he worked for the paper’s foreign news department, first at the news desk, then as a correspondent for international security policy, NATO, the UN, the Indian subcontinent, and the Balkans. In 2001, he was named head of the international section and deputy chief editor of NZZ am Sonntag, a new publication launched by the NZZ AG in March 2002. Prior to joining the NZZ, Spillmann held positions as a part-time country risk analyst for UBS Switzerland, an assistant at the University of Zurich, and a domestic news editor at the Badener Tagblatt, a regional Swiss newspaper. In October 2015, he started SPILLMANN Media, Strategy Management GmbH. He is currently the chair of the IPI Executive Board.

*Markus Spillmann is an IPI member and chair of the IPI Executive Board