MAZ director Diego Yanez resigns

Diego Yanez, Director of MAZ - The Swiss School of Journalism, will take early retirement at the end of May 2020. The position will be advertised in July 2019.


Diego Yanez has headed the Swiss School of Journalism in Lucerne since March 2014. Despite changes in the media, the MAZ brand has been successfully strengthened in the education and training market in recent years. In the Journalism department, turnover and earnings have been stabilised at a high level thanks to new offerings. The Communication department has grown continuously over the past years. The company employs 26 permanent staff and around 400 lecturers from the field.

"I made the decision to retire early after careful consideration," says Diego Yanez. "I have intensive, exciting years behind me. What I will do after 31 May 2020 is still open. For the time being, I will continue to devote all my energy to the MAZ until my last working day."

Res Strehle, Chairman of the MAZ Foundation Board: "We very much regret the resignation. Diego Yanez leads the MAZ excellently. We are grateful to him for all the work he has done and still has to do. But we are also grateful to him for informing us early on about his retirement plans. This will enable us to optimally arrange the succession."

The position will be advertised in July 2019. Following a multi-stage procedure, the successor will be elected by the Board of Trustees at the end of October 2019.

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