Swedish media group Bonnier has appointed the chief executive of Scandinavian operator Com Hem, Tomas Franzén, as its new CEO.
Franzén, who has led Com Hem since 2008, is due to succeed current Bonnier CEO, Jonas Bonnier, who leaves at the start of 2014.
Announcing the hire, Carl-Johan Bonnier, board chair for Bonnier, said that Franzén “has led companies with challenges that are similar in many ways to those that Bonnier companies face: distribution, digitalisation and understanding and facing changes in how media is consumed. I’m convinced that Tomas has everything it takes to successfully lead Bonnier.”
Franzén brings 20 years of CEO experience to the role – both in publicly traded and private companies. Before joining Com Hem, he was CEO of Eniro for four years and between 2002 and 2004 was CEO for internet provider Song Networks.
The appointment is due to be approved at an upcoming meeting of the Bonnier board.
Bonnier owns print, digital, TV and radio assets across 15 countries. Its TV assets include the C More brand of channels, Finnish media company MTV and Sweden’s TV4 channels.