ProSiebenSat.1 names ex-United Internet finance chief as CFO

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Media has appointed Martin Mildner as its new chief financial officer.

Mildner, who will take up his post on May 1, was most recently CFO of MDAX-listed service provider United Internet AG and had successfully taken the Group subsidiary IONOS public. Prior to this, he was General Counsel and head of M&A at the Hamburg-based Otto Group where he was responsible, among other things, for setting up and preparing the IPO of e-commerce outfit About You.

His appointment follows the resignation of Ralf Peter Gierig, who is leaving by “mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board”, according to ProSiebenSat.1.

The company said Gierig played a key role in shaping the finance department, successfully positioning the Group on the capital market and setting up ProSiebenSat.1’s financing in a stable and long-term manner.

Andreas Wiele, Chairman of the supervisory board of ProSiebenSat.1, said: “On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to thank Ralf Peter Gierig for his many years of commitment to the Group. He has successfully accompanied countless capital market and portfolio transactions, and with his experience and commitment has played a decisive role in the transformation of ProSiebenSat.1 Group. At the same time, I’m very pleased that in Martin Mildner we’ve gained a proven financial expert and experienced M&A manager who feels at home in a dynamic and fast-growing market environment.”

Bert Habets, Group CEO, said: “I would like to thank Ralf Peter Gierig for the good cooperation and wish him all the best. At the same time, I would like to welcome Martin Mildner to ProSiebenSat.1. Due to his extensive experience in the areas of e-commerce and digitization, he will be able to provide valuable impetus in the implementation of our growth strategy.”

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