Katharina Borchert

CEO, Spiegel Online



Katharina Borchert

CEO of Spiegel Online the leading German news site, where she is responsible for the commercial aspects and the long-term strategic development of the company. Previously she was Editor-in-Chief and Director Online of the WAZ Media Group, which owns daily papers, magazines and TV stations across Germany and Eastern Europe.

In the early days of the internet she worked as an independent writer focusing on technology and the socio-political implications of the digital age. She was one of the best known German-speaking bloggers, winning several awards and was named “Young Journalist of the Year” in 2006. Before succumbing to the lure of all things digital she studied law and undertook humanitarian work in Africa and post-war Bosnia.