INMA elects 12 media executives to Board of Directors

Represetatives from HT Media, BCCL and Jagran on board

12 media executives to Board of Directors Photo- INMA

The International News Media Association (INMA) on 23 May elected 12 news executives to its governing Board of Directors during the organisation’s annual business meeting.

Gert Ysebaert, CEO of Mediahuis in Belgium, was elected INMA president for a two-year term. As president, Ysebaert will chair the association’s Board of Directors.

Siv Juvik Tveitnes, CEO of Schibsted Media in Norway, was elected as INMA’s new first vice president. She is scheduled to become INMA president in 2026.

Maribel Perez Wadsworth, president and CEO of the Knight Foundation in the United States, will serve as immediate past president the next two years.

Executives elected to new Board terms, which begin June 1, are:

Alexandra Beverfjord, executive vice president, Aller Media, Norway

Mark Campbell, chief marketing officer, Hearst, United States, as president of the North America Division

Lotta Edling, editorial director, Bonnier News, Sweden

Carlos Nuñez Murias, chairman and CEO, Prisa Media, Spain

Catherine So, CEO, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Praveen Someshwar, managing director and CEO, HT Media, India

Sivakumar Sundaram, CEO – publishing, Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd. (BCCL), India

Two additional board appointments have been made since the last business meeting in the past year:

Bharat Gupta, CEO, Jagran New Media, India, as president of the South Asia Division

Anna-Katharina Kölbl, head of business development, Funke Medien, Germany, as chair of the Young Professionals Initiative Committee

Stepping down from the Board are:

Pawan Agarwal, deputy managing director, Dainik Bhaskar, India, as president of the South Asia Division

P.J. Browning, president of newspaper division, Evening Post Publishing, United States​

Damian Eales, CEO, Move Inc./, United States

Chris Janz, CEO, Capital Brief, Australia​

Troy Niday, chief operating officer, Sonoma Media Investments, United States​, as president of the North America Division

Martha Ortiz, former editor, El Colombiano, Colombia

The INMA Board of Directors is the fiduciary body overseeing the association’s activities worldwide.

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