Andreas Schoo and Michael Wüller form the executive management of the FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE. They direct the company’s development from being one of Germany’s biggest newspaper publishers to becoming the nation’s major media house. With a clear structural organization and short decision-making processes, FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE has a sustainable positioned and future-oriented management.

The management is supported by a newspaper board and a magazine board, which are staffed with the particular division’s persons in charge. The board members prepare all fundamental decisions and make the basic operational decisions.


Ove Saffe

Ove Saffe wurde 1961 geboren. Er ist verheiratet und hat drei Kinder.

Er ist seit Mitte April 2018 Geschäftsführer der FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE und übernimmt die Verantwortung für den gesamten Bereich der Regionalmedien. Ove Saffe ist bereits seit 2015 Geschäftsführer der FUNKE-Zeitungen Hamburger Abendblatt und Berliner Morgenpost. Vor seiner Zeit bei FUNKE nahm Ove Saffe unter anderem Geschäftsführerfunktionen im SPIEGEL-Verlag, bei Gruner+Jahr und im Berliner Verlag wahr.

Seit 2018 ist der Geschäftsführer der FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE.


Manfred Braun

Manfred Braun was born in 1952. He is married and has two children.

After studying business administration, Manfred Braun began his career at Heinrich Bauer Verlag in Hamburg. Before becoming the assistant of the Bauer management, he worked in several positions at the sales department. Afterwards, Manfred Braun became publishing director for Heinrich Bauer Verlag’s TV programming magazines and also member of the management board of Heinrich Bauer Verlag. In October 2007, Manfred Braun came to FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE and became head of the division “Magazines”. Later he also became publishing manager for North Rhine-Westphalia.

Since April 2012, Manfred Braun is Managing Director of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE.


Michael Wüller

Michael Wüller was born in 1967. He is married and has three children.

Before becoming Managing Director of FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE in January 2015, he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board. The graduated financial manager is foundation member of the supervisory board and became the board’s chairman in May 2014. Together with FUNKE’s management board he was essentially involved in the acquisition of newspapers and magazines of Axel Springer SE.

In 1991, Michael Wüller began his career as graduated financial manager at RLT Ruhr Lippe Treuhand GmbH in Essen. He passed his exam as tax consultant in 1996 and became certified accountant in 1999. He became partner of RLT in 2000. As RLT-partner, Michael Wüller played a leading role in the development of RLT in becoming one of the major mid-size business accountancy and tax firms in the Rhine-Ruhr area. For FUNKE MEDIENGRUPPE, Michael Wüller provided advice as consultant for numerous years.