Politico Media Group appoints new CEO

Politico Media Group appoints new CEO

Goli Sheikholeslami has been appointed new CEO of Politico Media Group. She will start in February. The Group is comprised of the media brands Axel Springer acquired last year in a deal with Robert Allbritton, including Politico and Protocol. She is succeeding Patrick Steel who left the company last year.

Sheikholeslami will also be Chairperson of the Shareholder Advisory Board of Politico Europe, based in Brussels.

She is currently President and CEO of New York Public Radio with a background in  Washington Post, Chicago Public Media, Conde Nast, and Time Warner.

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Sheikholeslami grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., and is the daughter of an Iranian diplomat and with her family fled shortly after the country’s 1979 revolution, arriving in the United States as political refugees.

Axel Springer media and technology company is active in more than 40 countries. Among its brands are Bild, Welt, Insider, Politico and classified portals StepStone Group and AVIV Group.

The company says its next goal is to become global market leader in digital content and digital classifieds through accelerated growth.

The company is headquartered in Berlin and employs more than 16,000 people worldwide.

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