Christoph Tonini
Swiss Marketplace Group

Christoph Tonini, CEO & Delegate of the Board at SMG Swiss Marketplace Group, is a dynamic leader and executive board member with a wealth of experience and expertise at the forefront of business, media, and digital innovation.

Before joining SMG on 1st February 2023, he served as CEO of Tamedia (TX Group) from January 2013 to June 2020. Among many other achievements, he oversaw the successful digital transformation of the group’s business. Under his leadership, the share of digital revenue increased to over 50%, and the share of the EBITDA contribution out of digital business increased to over 85%.

Christoph joined Tamedia as CFO and Head of Services in 2003 and was appointed Head of Newspaper and Deputy CEO in 2007. He was later appointed as Head of Media Switzerland & Digital and then went on to become CEO in 2013.Prior to Tamedia, he served in senior positions at Ringier AG, including CFO of Ringier Europe, and CEO of Ringier Romania & Hungary.

From 2007 until 2023, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board at TX Group. He is an independent board member on several other boards, including an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of the children's charity Right to Play.

Christoph attended the Swiss School of Engineering for Printing and Packaging in Lausanne, where he received the Typon Award for the best pre-diploma examination and graduated with the best diploma examination of his year, and was awarded the B. Franklin Prize. He also studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York and holds an Executive MBA from the prestigious University of St. Gallen.

In addition to his native German, Christoph speaks English, French, and Italian.


Cross Marketplace Learnings Helping Create the Next Gen Marketplace

The Swiss Marketplaces Group owns and operates the leading automotive, real estate and general marketplaces in Switzerland.

In this session, Christoph Tonini will overview the Group and discuss their view of Next Gen marketplaces.