Bauer Media Group‘s growing OCP (Online Comparison Platforms) Business Area continues to grow with leadership changes taking effect on 1 November.
Raphael Savalle has been appointed CFO for the global Bauer OCP business, while Agnieszka Anielska has been appointed COO for the global Bauer OCP business.
Savalle has more than 20 year’s experience in Finance and consulting roles in brand-driven businesses in the USA and in Europe, including Unilever where he was the Global Finance Director for Dove, and Coty as Division CFO. He was most recently Group CFO for private equity owned Flavors Holdings where he supported the restructuring and turnaround of the business.
He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Organisation and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Strategy.
Agnieszka Anielska has been appointed COO for the global Bauer OCP business. Since September, Anielska has been holding the function of an interim CFO for Bauer OCP. Prior to that, she held the role of Head of New Business Development OCP.
Shafi Saxena, President of Bauer OCP comments: “I am excited to welcome Raphael to the Bauer OCP team. I have worked with him before and look forward to doing so again. His curiosity for new challenges and his collaborative spirit make him a great fit for our team. His deep financial expertise in different industries will help level up our business.”
Saxena continues: “I am also excited to promote Agnieszka to COO after she did a great job as an interim CFO. Her passion for the business and extensive knowledge about the sector will help us grow the business in our competitive market environment. She is a joy to work with.”
Harald Jessen, CFO Bauer Media Group adds: “Raphael is a CFO with a profound experience in this field and also carries a broad experience in strategic and operational matters. He has managed business in multiple countries, paired with a strong business and customer focus. I am convinced that he will be a very valuable addition to our Business Area management team and driver of our ongoing transformation and cultural change.”
Over the last three years, Bauer has built up a strong OCP business, and now holds market-leading positions in seven European countries. Growing this Business Area is an essential part of shaping the company’s future. In addition to the traditional pillars of publishing and radio, young and emerging businesses like OCP will play an important role in the years to come.
Bauer currently owns Zmarta Group, a leading fintech company in Scandinavia; Rankomat, a leading comparison platform for insurance in Poland, NetBrokers Holding (NBH), the leading comparison platform in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and CrediMarket in Spain. Each of these OCPs is an independent business under the Bauer Media Group umbrella.