In view of the change in leadership at CH Media on April 1, 2023, CEO-designate Michael Wanner is strengthening his management team. With the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer, Wanner wants to strengthen the areas of marketing and sales at the corporate management level.
To this end, 52-year-old Tarkan Özküp will be appointed to the company management. He will be responsible for Media Sales for all media in print, online, TV and radio, and will provide disciplinary leadership. For the joint venture between Sunrise and CH Media, which includes the national TV business and the streaming service Oneplus, Roger Elsener, CEO of CH Media TV, will continue to provide technical leadership to the existing marketing team.
Özküp will also be responsible for the media company's overarching marketing functions of corporate marketing and branding. The appointment will take effect on April 1, 2023, at the same time as the CEO change at CH Media.
Özküp was previously with the news portal Watson where he has also held the position of Chief Commercial Officer since 2019. He is also part of the Executive Board of AZ Medien.
Özküp started his career at Publicitas. He then worked for various media on the publishing side, for example as Sales Director at CineCom/Régie Média Belge and in marketing management at TeleZüri and Radio 24. Özküp subsequently moved to Credit Suisse, where he was most recently Managing Director responsible for marketing at the Swiss bank.