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Johanna Walser has worked for the Ringier Group since 2017. She was initially Head of Corporate Communications for the joint venture Ringier Axel Springer Media AG. She then worked for Ringier AG as Communications Manager, focusing on international marketplaces, and then deputy CCO. She has been Chief Communications Officer for Ringier AG since 1 October 2020. Before starting at Ringier, she worked as senior marketing communications manager at Distrelec, a company belonging to the listed Dätwyler Group. She gained international experience in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she worked as editor-in-chief for the KL-Post, the magazine of the German Speaking Society Kuala Lumpur (GSSKL), and as a project manager for a local PR agency belonging to the Burson-Marsteller Group. Before that, she spent several years at the construction and DIY giant OBI, working as the Head of Corporate Communications, with additional responsibility for sport sponsoring, events and sustainability. Walser studied German Philology and History of Art, as well as Economics and Geography, at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, graduating with a Master of Arts.