Sanoma Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 6 September 2018 at 08:30 EET

Rob Kolkman appointed as CEO for Sanoma Media Netherlands

Rob Kolkman (45) has been appointed CEO for Sanoma Media Netherlands as of 1 January 2019. Rob Kolkman will report to Susan Duinhoven, President and CEO of Sanoma Corporation, and will be a member of the Sanoma Executive Management Team.

Rob Kolkman joins Sanoma from Reed Business Information (RBI), part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and data analytics. He has held several senior management positions at RELX and is currently Group Managing Director for RBI. Earlier, he was the CEO of RBI in the Netherlands with responsibility for a wide range of online data solutions and publications.

“Sanoma has a great portfolio of strong brands that reach 80% of the Dutch population every month. The print brands have made a strong and successful development online, like Libelle and vtwonen. Others have a great online only proposition, like and Scoupy. The continuous development of all these brands, with each brand having its own opportunities and challenges, makes Sanoma a company that I am very much looking forward to work for and make even more successful together with all colleagues,” says Rob Kolkman.

"Rob is an experienced and appreciated business leader with a strong track record in the Netherlands and in the international business environment. He knows both the business-to-business data and the publishing market, and I think that Rob will be a great leader for the high-powered management team at Sanoma in the Netherlands. Together they will be able to focus on expanding our cross media brands and our News & Data business,” says Susan Duinhoven, the President and CEO of Sanoma.

Additional information

Investors: Kaisa Uurasmaa, Head of Investor Relations and CSR, tel. +358 40 560 5601
Media: Marcus Wiklund, Director, Group Communications, tel. +358 40 060 3147


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