National IAB Members
Chairman of the Interactive Advertising Bureau France (IAB France) since April 2020, Nicolas Rieul is involved in various associations and assume at the same time the Vice-Presidency of the Mobile Marketing Association France - of which he was the Chairman since May 2019. Head of the Mobile Advertising Commission between 2015 and 2017 and of the MMA’s International and Public Affairs Commission, his knowledge of the industry and of the online advertising quickly led him to defend the entire online communication ecosystem interests in France and Europe.
Apart from his associative responsibilities, Nicolas Rieul has been, since August 2019, Managing Director & Industry Relations Europe of Criteo France. He previously held the positions of Head of Ad Operations at Mozoo, then Head of Mobile at Dentsu Aegis Network and finally Global Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at S4M.
Thomas Duhr is Executive Vice-President Interactive at IP Deutschland GmbH and a Board Member of IAB Europe. Additionally he serves as Vice-President within the Executive Board of BVDW (representing IAB Germany) responsible for data, technology, politics and international.
Tim Geenen is the Managing Director, Addressability - Europe at LiveRamp - the global leader in data connectivity. Previously he was the founder of Faktor, a privacy technology company, acquired by LiveRamp in 2019. Tim held leadership roles at GroupM and Improve Digital, where he was responsible for strategy, innovation and partnerships. He also co-founded, and was the chairman of, the first programmatic IAB taskforce in Europe. Currently he serves as a board member for VIA Netherlands. Tim knows the digital media and technology business inside out, and is just as comfortable in the commercial, operational and technical aspects of the advertising industry.
Reyes Justribó is IAB Spain General Manager since June 2018. Previous to this position she had management positions in different multinational companies such as DDB Madrid, Nokia and Microsoft.
With a Degree in Marketing and a Master in Sales&Marketing, Reyes has led diverse and multicultural teams all around Europe and Latam on Marketing and Sales responsibilities during her career.
IAB Spain is one of the leader associations in its home country with a great base of associates including the whole digital ecosystem, and very active on promoting and defending the further development of the digital industry.
Luis Marinho-Falcão has headed operations at IAB Portugal since 2015, co-co-hosting Interact Lisbon in 2016 (and 2022!), actively engaging in numerous IAB committees and task forces, co-authoring IAB Europe’s “Guide to Digital Transformation” and hosting more than a couple of online events. He is often a guest lecturer of digital marketing at 3 Universities' Post Grad courses in Lisbon. This is after 3 decades in marketing communications that saw him founding Ogilvy Interactive in Lisbon in 1998, heading operations at Wunderman Worldwide in Istanbul in 2001, relaunching the BMW Group in Portugal in 2003 and becoming the executive director of the Ogilvy Group in Mozambique in 2008. He is fluent in 4 languages and can get by in two more. He believes the term ‘Digital Marketing’ should be abolished, since there is no ‘Marketing’ without ‘Digital’ today, and that every challenge now facing our industry is nothing but another Darwinian test
Wlodek Schmidt is Chairman of the IAB Europe Board and President & CEO of IAB Poland. At the same time he holds the Board Position of the Polish Advertising Council.
Allan Sorensen is the Head of Digital at Danish Media branch organization, which is the body of IAB Denmark, and he is in charge of all matters concerning digital media and advertising. He holds a Master of Science in Economics and has an analytical background as well as a history as the CEO of a web agency and the former Online Manager of a news media. Before going into digital media, Allan worked with communication both as political staff and at a PR agency.
Jon is the recently appointed Chief Executive of the IAB UK, the trade body representing the digital advertising industry. The IAB’s role is to unite the industry with 1,200 members, including media owners, agencies and brands. Jon’s vision stems from the belief that digital is the smartest way for brands to reach and wow their customers. His mission is to re-assert the positives of digital. He has been at the IAB since 2008, joining as the first Head of Mobile before stepping up to become Director of Mobile and Operations and then the IAB's first Chief Operating Officer. Prior roles include Head of Marketing for Orange portals team, controlling the trade and consumer marketing strategies and media research. Jon has featured as number 10 in The Drum’s Mobile Top 50 and has spoken on numerous high profile platforms. He is fascinated with technology and known in the industry for his witty banter.
Suzanne has over 20 years of experience in the media/marketing sector. She is a former director of Independent Radio Sales, a founder of the Radio Awards, and is a former chairperson of the Outdoor Media Association. As a lecturer in DIT's marketing department Suzanne developed digital marketing course content. Her background in radio and outdoor advertising coupled with her legal and digital advertising expertise ensures that she is equipped to play a leading role in the development of Ireland's online advertising industry as CEO for IAB Ireland, the international trade organisation for digital advertising. Membership of IAB Ireland includes all the key stakeholders in the Irish digital advertising market from multinationals such as Google, Facebook, Twitter to all the key Irish digital media owners, advertising agencies, digital specialists and brands. Under Suzanne’s leadership IAB Ireland’s outputs across best practice, research, training and policy have driven growth of the Irish digital market since 2010 by 139% to €263m. Suzanne has recently joined the board of IAB Europe and is also a director of the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) Ireland.
Dr Mahmut Kursun
He has his BS degree from Bogazici University in Mechanical Engineering, and also had his MS degree and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the same university. From 1997 to 2003, he acted as the Coordinator of Project Finance in energy and mining projects of Ciner Group. From 2003 to 2007, he acted as the Chief Information Officer of Sabah/ATV group from 2003 to 2007. He is currently working as the Chief Information Officer, and the General Manager of Digital Media of Ciner Group. Starting from early 2015 he acts as the Chairman of IAB Turkey, and Member of the Board of IAB Europe.
A founder of IAB Greece in 2001 and co-founder of IAB Europe in 2002, Constantine served as IAB Europe’s Chairman of the Board of Directors from May 2013 to September 2018 and currently continues to be engaged with IAB Europe as the association's Chairman Emeritus. He is also an adviser to OPA Europe, working with a select group of premium content providers on the association’s “best practices in digital publishing” program. In his native Greece, he sits on the Boards of leading digital companies, advising them on Strategy & Business Development as well as Corporate and Brand Communications.
Julie Selman is Head of EMEA for Magnite where she oversees the commercial strategy, planning, product requirements, and business development for the entire region. Selman works closely with the regional leaders, teams, and partners based in Berlin, London, Milan, and Paris to deliver the best independent technology solutions, services, expertise, and outcomes for Magnite’s publishers and buyers. Selman brings with her over 15 years of experience working across the digital advertising industry, specialising in connected TV (CTV), programmatic, and digital media sales. Joining from FreeWheel, a Comcast company, Selman most recently held the position of Senior Director and Head of Demand Strategy UK and Northern Europe.
As General Manager of E-Commerce & Advertising, Robert Blanck is responsible for all activities related to the user, website, and advertising that go beyond traditional ad sales. In his more than ten years at BILD and the Axel Springer media brands, he has developed new, sustainable business models, for example, through the founding of the BILD Shop, the monetization of users despite adblockers or the development and introduction of TCF 2.0. His expertise in assessing the commercial consequences of technical and regulatory changes in the market keeps him very busy on the issues of GDPR, ePrivacy, Google Privacy Sandbox, and a customized data strategy. In addition, Robert Blanck is part of many different national and international associations and working groups dealing with the exciting challenges of changing the advertising ecosystem.
As Senior Director, Publisher Thomas Mendrina is responsible for Xandr' sell side business in Central Europe. One of his main goals is to strengthen the relationship with all publishers. In his previous position as General Manager International he was in charge of the development of the consent management platform Sourcepoint in Europe. Previously, Mendrina led the Media Publishing business unit at Google in the DACH region and, as Head of Marketplace Development, also accelerated the programmatic growth of the Google Ad Exchange. As Head of Commercial Development at Axel Springer, he developed and was responsible for non-traditional digital marketing activities.
Stuart joined the Kantar Media Audience division in 2019 working on Cross Media Measurement currency projects with JICs and other industry coalitions. Prior to joining Kantar, he was Head of Industry Relations EMEA for Comscore overseeing Internet Audience Measurement JIC projects as well as heading Measurement Standards Compliance and Audit Certifications in Europe. Previously he was MD EMEA of BPA Worldwide, the media auditor. He served on the Board of IAB Europe until 2019 and held the position of Vice Chair.
Neil Bowman is the Vice-President of Advertising Technology for BBC Advertising. He is responsible for the technical direction and integration of all ad platforms across the globe. This includes responsibility for ad serving, programmatic, data management and warehousing, new ad format and site monitoring across BBC’s international TV, radio and digital portfolio. Prior to joining the BBC, Neil held senior roles in technology, product and operations at AOL Advertising where he ran a team of specialists focussing on adserving technology, video, mobile platforms and audience targeting for their O&O properties. He has also held technical and operational positions at Trinity Mirror and Carlton Interactive.
Bethan Crockett, Senior Director of Brand Safety and Digital Risk, GroupM EMEA With 18 years of experience working on the front line of digital advertising at Yahoo! then Microsoft, Bethan started her career in display advertising and then moved to search operations, before joining GroupM in 2015. Her current focus is on media quality and data integrity policy, process and governance to support GroupM EMEA’s digital strategy.
Rhys Noelke is Senior Vice President Strategy & Business Development at RTL Group’s Corporate Center in Luxembourg. RTL Group is leading European entertainment network with 61 TV channels, 30 radio stations, the worldwide production company FremantleMedia. RTL Group is the leading European media company in online video with local VOD streaming platforms like TVnow, 6Play and Videoland, majority stakes in the multi-platform networks BroadbandTV, Divimove and United Screen as well as one of the globally leading video advertising technology company SpotX. Rhys started his career as freelance journalist, joined RTL Group in Luxembourg in 2007. To date his role as Head of RTL Group’s strategy encompasses managing transformation of television business, fostering Group synergies, developing and monetizing digital video and driving innovation in tech and data. He is also member on numerous Boards overseeing the global business of SpotX, as well as US investments in Videoamp, Clypd and the Pan-EU sales house RTLAdconnect.
Dr. Stefanie Beckmann
Dr. Stefanie Beckmann is Director of Digital Media Ecosystem at Seven.One Entertainment Group GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. Since October 2020, the platform-independent entertainment company combines all the channel brands of the group, as well as the content, digital, distribution, and marketing business under one roof. Seven.One Entertainment Group is considered an innovation driver in the AdTech field and stands for strong content brands that DACH talks about – on all platforms.
Beckmann joined ProSiebenSat.1´s entertainment segment in 2017, orchestrating ad integration and media sales for ProSiebenSat.1´s streaming platform Joyn, spearheading the development and scaling of data-driven ad products and leading strategic privacy projects, among others. Prior to Seven.One Entertainment Group, she was CPO/COO/CFO of several start-ups, held senior roles in a consulting firm and a publishing group and served as personal assistant to Dr. Otto Graf Lambsdorff, former German Minister of Economics and Labor.
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