Head of Petit Press publishing house, Alexej Fulmek, became a member of the supervisory board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), the Sme daily reported.
The association was founded in 1948 and operates in about a hundred countries. WAN-IFRA is one of the world's largest non-governmental organisations associating news agencies, newspapers, and press organizations. It takes interest in topics related to defending press freedom and its economic independence as well as the promotion of cooperation between member organisations. The association is based in Paris.
Alexej Fulmek was born on February 3, 1966 in Bratislava. He studied journalism at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University. In 1989 he joined the non-existing Smena daily as an editor of culture. Later (1992) he became Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Karol Ježík and on January 15, 1993, when the Sme daily was established, he became the director of the Petit Press publishing house.
The new Supervisory Board members of WAN-IFRA are:
- Mujo Selimovic, Publisher of Oslobodjenje (Bosnia and Herzegovina);
- Pierre Louette, Group CEO at Groupe Les Echos - Le Parisien (France);
- Stephanie Caspar, President News Media National & Technology at Axel Springer SE (Germany);
- Herbert Kaiser, Senior Manager, Product and Project Management at KBA - Koenig & Bauer AG (Germany);
- Gary Liu, CEO at South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd (Hong Kong);
- Jayant Bhargava, Vice Chief Executive Officer of Kompas Gramedia Group (Indonesia);
- Stephen Rae, Co-founder of Hubble (Ireland);
- Toshikazu Yamaguchi, Representative Director, President at The Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan);
- Sandy Prieto-Romualdez, President and CEO at The Philippines Daily Inquirer (Philippines);
- Warren Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief at The Straits Times & SPH's EMTM Group (Singapore);
- Anthony Tan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at SPH Ltd (Singapore);
- Alexej Fulmek, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Petit Press AS (Slovakia);
- George K. Shuang, Executive Director at United Daily News (Taiwan);
- Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, Editor-in-Chief at SRPC (UAE).
10. Jun 2019 at 22:34 | Compiled by Spectator staff