The Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media has appointed Max Conze as CEO effective June 1st. He will succeed long-time ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Thomas Ebeling who leaves the Company on February 22nd. Conrad Albert, Deputy CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, will serve as interim chairman until Conze takes the post.
Dr. Werner Brandt, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, commented: “Max Conze has extensive international management experience in various industries. He also successfully implemented the digital transformation at Dyson, turning the company into a rapidly expanding global technology corporation. With his innovative power and marketing expertise, he will take ProSiebenSat.1 to new heights. The Supervisory Board wishes Max Conze every success in his role and looks forward to working with him. I also want to thank Conrad Albert for managing the Company until this summer and especially continuing to advance the reorganisation of ProSiebenSat.1 as part of our three-pillar strategy during that time.”
“Thomas Ebeling has achieved tremendous success for ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Under his leadership, ProSiebenSat.1 revenues increased nearly 50 per cent, and the market capitalisation has multiplied from around 300 million euros when he joint to over €7 billion. With his innovative drive, Thomas Ebeling led the Company into the DAX. We owe him our gratitude for his outstanding achievements.”
Conze said: “Entertainment has always excited me. The digital transformation of this industry combined with the commerce business makes ProSiebenSat1 unique. Together with my fellow executive board members and all of the ProSiebenSat 1 team, I look forward to bringing all my energy to shape the future of ProSiebenSat1 behind its three-pillar-strategy: entertainment – content-production – commerce.”
From 2011 to 2017, Conze was Chairman of the Executive Board at British technology group Dyson. Under his leadership, earnings as well as revenues tripled. Prior to that, Conze spent 17 years working for Procter & Gamble in various management and marketing positions in Germany, the US, China and Switzerland.