Mathias has been with Axel Springer SE since 1998. Initially as editor-in-chief of Die Welt. Dr Mathias Döpfner became member of the Executive Board responsible for the Multimedia Division in July 2000 and took charge of the Newspapers Division as well in October 2000.
He has been CEO of the Axel Springer SE since January 2002. Mathias studied musicology, German and theatrical arts in Frankfurt and Boston. He started his career as a journalist at the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” in 1982. He was director of a PR agency from 1988 to 1990.