Bauer Media appoints new MD for Xcel Media

Bauer Media has appointed Christian Baesler as MD, Bauer Xcel Media, in a role that will see him oversee Bauer Media’s digital division in both the UK and the US.

He brings with him a global view from his experience within Bauer Xcel in New York where he has built up a department which spear-headed the set-up of Xcel as a separate division.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Keenan CEO UK & Nordics said, “Christian brings a wealth of experience to further unlock Bauer’s ambition to globally scale strategies, innovative data-driven products and monetisation opportunities”.

Christian Baesler said, “I’m thrilled to be leading Bauer UK’s rapid digital expansion across its portfolio of more than 100 incredible, market leading brands. I look forward to working with our highly talented teams on significantly expanding our reach and unlocking even more value for our premium advertising partners.”

Christian began his career with Bauer at the group’s headquarters in Hamburg, and after four years was relocated to New York in 2012 to start Bauer Media’s digital business in the U.S. He has a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, and studied at Nordakademie Hamburg, Boston University and Harvard Business School. Prior to this, Christian was a freelance writer, photographer and web developer.

Christian will take up this post with immediate effect.

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