Axel Springer CEO Mathias Doepfner: “It’s all a big bunch of crap”

1 min readNov 10, 2021
Townhall Meeting at Bild: Managing Directors Claudius Senst (left), Carolin Hulshof Pol, Editors Claus Strunz, Johannes Boie, Alexandra Wuerzbach, CEO Mathias Doepfner and Board member Jan Bayer

By Marvin Schade
Translated from German into English and edited by Elena Buscher

The internal crisis communications at Axel Springer are going into the next round: After CEO Mathias Doepfner apologized to Bild employees and those affected by Julian Reichelt’s abuse of power for the first time on Friday, October 22nd 2021, an extensive Q&A followed on Monday, October 24th 2021. Over one and a half hours, Doepfner answered questions from employees together with board member Jan Bayer and the entire Bild management team.

The executive group gathered together and stood side by side around bar tables in red in an office room in the Axel Springer building. Besides Mathias Doepfner and Jan Bayer, the three editors-in-chief Alexandra Wuerzbach, Claus Strunz and Johannes Boie were also present, as well as the two managing directors Carolin Hulshoff-Pol and Claudius Senst.

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