Mathias Döpfner*
Axel Springer
Speaker at Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2024

Mathias Döpfner is a German journalist, book author, and the chairman and CEO of Axel Springer SE (owner of POLITICO, INSIDER, MORNING BREW, BILD, WELT and ONET). He joined the company in 1998 as editor-in-chief of the German daily Welt and became CEO in 2002. Ever since, he has pushed the digital transformation of the company. Today, over 85 percent of the group’s revenues and 95 percent of profits come from its digital business. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Netflix and Warner Music Group, serves on the steering committee of Bilderberg conference, and holds an honorary office at the American Jewish Committee.