AZ Medien and Watson receive reinforcement on the Board of Directors

Anna Wanner becomes a member of the Board of Directors at AZ Medien, Andreas Keller becomes a member of the Board of Directors at Watson.


Journalist Anna Wanner has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Aargau-based AZ Medien (Aargauer newspaper) was elected. The 34-year-old Anna Wanner, Co-Head of the Domestic Press Department at CH Media, is the daughter of publisher Peter Wanner. Until the merger of CH Media, she had held the same position at AZ Medien since 2016. In her journalistic career, the now 34-year-old has worked for AZ Medien in the regional editorial departments of Aargau and Baselbiet and was employed by the domestic team of "Südostschweiz". She studied political science and history at the University of Zurich and Columbia University in New York and completed a diploma course at the Swiss School of Journalism (MAZ).

She has "inherited our family's entrepreneurial gene", Peter Wanner, Chairman of the Board of AZ Medien, was quoted as saying in a media release on Friday. The shareholders elected Anna Wanner to the board of directors at the annual general meeting.

The Board of Directors already includes the publisher's sons Michael Wanner and Florian Wanner. AZ Medien is a publishing house owned by the Wanner family. This holds 50 percent of CH Media, the joint venture between AZ Medien and the NZZ regional media.

According to a press release, there have also been additions to the board of directors at Watson. Andreas Keller is a partner at real estate consultancy Wüest Partner and CEO of data analytics company Datahouse, which he founded as an ETH spinoff in 2005 and brought into Wüest Partner in 2014. After studying architecture at ETH Zurich, Keller studied statistics and computer science at Harvard University and later completed an MBA in Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich.

Peter Wanner, publisher and Chairman of the Board of Fixxpunkt: "As a purely digital media company, Watson operates in an increasingly technology-driven market. Against this background, we wanted to strengthen our Board of Directors in a targeted manner. With his technology know-how, digital expertise and entrepreneurial experience, Andreas Keller is the ideal choice.

The Board of Directors of AZ Medien now consists of Peter Wanner (Chairman), Michael Wanner (Delegate), Kaspar Hemmeler, Dr. Hans-Peter Zehnder, Dr. Philip Funk, Florian Wanner and Anna Wanner.

The Board of Directors of Fixxpunkt (Watson) now consists of Peter Wanner (Chairman), Michael Wanner (Delegate), Kaspar Hemmeler, Axel Wüstmann and Andreas Keller. (SDA/swi)

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