Max Conze has been appointed as CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media, effective June 1, succeeding Thomas Ebeling.
Ebeling, the long-serving CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media, leaves the company on February 22. Until Conze officially takes up his post, Conrad Albert, the deputy CEO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media, will serve as interim chairman, from February 23 to May 31.
From 2011 to 2017, Conze was CEO at the British technology group Dyson. Prior to that, he spent 17 years working for Procter & Gamble in various management and marketing positions in Germany, the U.S., China and Switzerland.
Dr. Werner Brandt, chairman of the supervisory board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media, said: “Max Conze has extensive international management experience in various industries. He also successfully implemented the digital transformation at Dyson, turning the company into a rapidly expanding global technology corporation. With his innovative power and marketing expertise, he will take ProSiebenSat.1 to new heights. The supervisory board wishes Max Conze every success in his role and looks forward to working with him. I also want to thank Conrad Albert for managing the company until this summer and especially continuing to advance the reorganization of ProSiebenSat.1 as part of our three-pillar strategy during that time.
“Thomas Ebeling has achieved tremendous success for ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Under his leadership, ProSiebenSat.1 revenues increased nearly 50 percent, and the market capitalization has multiplied from around 300 million euros when he joined to over 7 billion euros. With his innovative drive, Thomas Ebeling led the company into the DAX. We owe him our gratitude for his outstanding achievements.”
Conze added: “Entertainment has always excited me. The digital transformation of this industry combined with the commerce business makes ProSiebenSat1 unique. Together with my fellow executive board members and all of the ProSiebenSat 1 team, I look forward to bringing all my energy to shape the future of ProSiebenSat1 behind its three-pillar strategy: entertainment, content production, commerce.”