Thomas Kaiser (6. March 1966) has played a major role in building Ringier’s digital business. He was appointed CEO of Ringier Digital and member of the Group Executive Board Ringier Ltd. in June 2012. In this capacity he oversaw the operations of the leading online marketplaces in Switzerland (including immoscout24.ch, autoscout24.ch, jobs.ch) and innovative eCommerce businesses (including deindeal.ch, geschenkidee.ch). In addition, he accompanied as a member of the Advisory Board the development of Ringier Africa activities and various other international marketplace entities. Under his leadership, Ringier Digital has developed into a fast-growing and highly profitable business of Ringier Ltd. Since October 2017 Thomas is focusing on developing Ringier Digital Ventures. Before joining Ringier, Thomas was a member of the management board of PubliGroupe and responsible for establishing the Digital & Marketing Services division (Namics, Zanox, Improve Digital, etc.). For twelve years Thomas held executive positions at Bertelsmann and Hubert Burda Media in Germany. Since 1995 he was involved in developing businesses in the field of new media and adjacent businesses. Kaiser graduated from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a degree in Business Administration.