Sanoma Magazines, the magazine division of the SanomaWSOY Group, has appointed Dick Molman (52) as President of Sanoma Uitgevers. Molman has previously worked in different positions in the Dutch-based media group VNU. He started his career with VNU Publishing Group, where he became, among others, Managing Director of the publishing company Veldhuis and advertising sales house Admedia. He was also director of VNU Business Publications in the Netherlands. Since June 2002, he has been CEO of VNU Exhibitions Europe.

- I consider it an honour and a challenge to fulfil this top job in one of the most prominent media companies in the Netherlands, Molman states.

- I am very pleased that Dick is joining us. He brings with him an enormous experience. Dick will invest in building a strong management team for our operations to match the future challenges and ensure our continuous success in the Dutch market, says Eija Ailasmaa, President of Sanoma Magazines.

Further information: Eija Ailasmaa, President, Sanoma Magazines, +31 622 555 803

Sanoma Uitgevers is the leading Dutch magazine publisher with more than 70 consumer magazine brands among which Libelle, Margriet, VT-Wonen, Story, Nieuwe Revu and Donald Duck. Sanoma Uitgevers is also strong in consumer online operations like, and In 2005, Sanoma Uitgevers net sales totalled EUR 540 million. Approximately 1,150 employees work at Sanoma Uitgevers.

Sanoma Uitgevers is part of Sanoma Magazines, one of the five largest consumer magazine publishers in Europe in terms of net sales. The division operates in twelve countries. In addition to publishing its strong portfolio of magazine brands for various reader communities, Sanoma Magazines is expanding its business to other media platforms, with a strong focus on interactivity.


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