New editorial team for the Handelszeitung

As of January 1, 2023, Markus Diem Meier will succeed Stefan Barmettler as sole Editor-in-Chief. As of November, Holger Alich will join the company as deputy editor-in-chief. Handelszeitung.

Markus Diem Meier (left) and Holger Alich

Holger Alich starts in November as deputy editor-in-chief alongside the two previous deputies Marcel Speiser and Tim Höfinghoff.

Alich is currently deputy head of the business department of Tamedia newspapers (including Tages-Anzeiger, SonntagsZeitung, Basler Zeitung, Der Bund, Berner Zeitung), focusing on the banking and pharmaceutical industries. Previously, the economist and graduate of the Cologne School of Journalism was a correspondent for the German Handelsblatt in Paris and Zurich.

"With Holger Alich, the Handelszeitung a very experienced and renowned business journalist who is particularly convincing with his management experience, his expertise in the field of banking and his digital know-how and thus ideally complements the editorial team," says Markus Diem Meier, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Handelszeitung.

"I am looking forward to working with my colleagues at Handelszeitung to expand the online offering of the Handelszeitung and to offer readers intelligent, opinionated business journalism both online and in the weekly newspaper," says Holger Alich.

Stefan Barmettler remains for special tasks

The new addition to the Editor-in-Chief's team is made in view of the planned change at the top of the HandelszeitungMarkus Diem Meier becomes sole editor-in-chief. Stefan Barmettler has agreed to remain with Handelszeitung as a writer and for special assignments. Barmettler was Editor-in-Chief of Handelszeitung from August 2013 to 2021 and has been leading Handelszeitung together with Markus Diem Meier since the beginning of 2022.

"Stefan Barmettler has Handelszeitung I am delighted that his expertise will remain with us. I am delighted that he will continue to be with us with his expertise.we have planned his succession prudently: With the new editors-in-chief around Markus Diem Meier and his deputies - now also including Holger Alich - we are optimally positioned for the further expansion of the Handelszeitung as the leading business medium in Switzerland," says Michael Moersch, Chief Digital Officer and Managing Director Business Media & Observer Group of Ringier Axel Springer Switzerland.

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