News Media Europe

Presidency

Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo.

Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo.

President

A graduate in Economics and Business from Hogeschool Zeeland (the Netherlands). He holds an MBA from the European School of Business and an EMBA from Universidad de Navarra-IESE. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Heraldo.

De Yarza has held management positions at Telefónica-Terra, where he was in charge of content purchasing, and was Director General of Dasa-Logística Editorial. He is also Chairman of Taller lenride Editores, SA, Chairman of the Association of European Publishers News Media Europe (NME) and a member of the Publishers Committee of the Spanish Association of Newspaper Publishers (AEDE).

Guy Black (Lord Black of Brentwood)

Guy Black (Lord Black of Brentwood)

Vice President

Guy has been Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group in the United Kingdom since 2005. He has two decades of experience at the most senior levels in the media, dealing particularly with issues of press freedom and regulation. From 1996 to 2003 he was Director of the UK Press Complaints Commission (PCC), the self-regulatory body dealing with complaints against the press and upholding high standards of journalism.

On the international level, as Chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union Trust since 2009 and a member of the Co-Ordinating Committee of world press freedom organisations, Guy has taken an active role in protecting and promoting press freedom in the developing world. From 2014-15 he was President of the European Newspaper Publishers Association. As Director of the PCC, he established the successful Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe.

Guy has also been involved in public life, and as a member of the House of Lords since 2010 has spoken widely on press freedom issues in the UK, EU and wider world, on advertising regulation, on libel reform and on data protection.

He works with a number of news media charities. He is Patron of The Rory Peck Trust, which is dedicated to helping freelancers operating in the world’s trouble-spots, and is a Vice President of the Journalists’ Charity. He was recently appointed President of the Institute of Promotional Marketing. He lives in both the UK and Italy.

Raoul Grünthal

Raoul Grünthal

Vice President

Raoul Grünthal, 49, is Executive Vice President of Schibsted Media Group and Head of Schibsted in Sweden. He was previously executive editor and CEO of TT News Agency and CEO of Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

In his teens, Grünthal started his first newspaper and at the age of 23 he founded Finanstidningen, a daily newspaper. Prior to that, Raoul Grünthal was the head of research at Bankaktiebolaget JP Nordiska. Grünthal is a true veteran in the media industry. In 1989, he founded a Finance magazine, where he was operational until 1997, including as Chief Editor and President. He has also worked as a reporter at Veckans Affärer.

With the exception of a guest appearance as a chief analyst in the financial industry, he has been faithful to the media industry for three decades.

Tom Nauta

Tom Nauta

Vice President

Tom Nauta has been managing director of NDP Nieuwsmedia since 2010. NDP Nieuwsmedia upholds and defends the commercial and editorial freedoms of privately funded news companies in The Netherlands. Its members publish and broadcast on all platforms.

In 2014 and 2015, Tom Nauta served as Chair of the Legal and Social Affairs Committee of the European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA).

Previously, he was secretary general of the former Dutch Newspaper Publishers' Association from 2004 until 2010.

He also held the position of managing director of the Dutch association for Human Resource Management and Organisational Development.

In addition, Tom Nauta has over ten years' experience in editorial roles for leading Dutch publishing houses, including five years spent as editor-in-chief of (business) magazines.

Tom Nauta represents the directors of member associations in the Presidency of News Media Europe.