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Bauer Media Group drives expansion of OCP Business Area and creates COO Position

By Sorcha Mondon

30 Nov 2021

Bauer Media Group’s (BMG) online comparison Business Area was established in 2016. Since then, BMG has been pursuing a clear expansion strategy to build a leading pan-European OCP business. To accelerate this ambition, BMG has created the new position of COO for the OCP Business Area, and has recruited an industry expert for this role in Dr. Vivian Mohr. Vivian will join Bauer Media Group on February 1, 2022.

“We have ambitious plans to build a business of significant scale and at the right pace to ensure we maximize the opportunities open to us in this highly competitive sector,” says Morten Heuing, president of the OCP Business Area: "This is why I am excited to have Dr. Mohr join us at this time. He brings the expertise and broad skillset we need to give our expansion strategy the necessary, yet balanced, speed. I look forward to working with him to shape our roadmap for the future.”

After post-doctoral positions at Cambridge University and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Dr. Mohr joined the Swiss publishing group NZZ, where he managed, among other things, the spin-off of the regional audio and TV activities into a new all-Swiss joint venture. Finally, he took over the restructuring and integration work there as Chief Integration Officer. Today, Vivian Mohr is in charge of HR, Business Development, Finance, User Consulting and Agile Operations at Comparis -- Switzerland's leading comparison platform.

Commenting on the appointment, Vivian says: "I am delighted to join Bauer Media Group as COO for the OCP Business Area. It’s a very exciting opportunity for me to work with Morten, the Bauer leadership team, and the talented teams across the seven countries where Bauer already has a leading presence. I look forward to bringing my skills and broad experience to the role.”

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