Oliver von Wersch
MD Growth Projects & Strategic Partnerships
Oliver von Wersch is Managing Director of the Growth Pro-jects & Strategic Partnerships unit at Gruner + Jahr Digital. Being established in December 2015, this unit ist the youngest operational devision within the digital department of Gruner + Jahr. It is responsible for the development and growth of all Gruner + Jahr startups such as AppLike, de-linero and Club of Cooks. Furthermore, Oliver von Wersch leads comprehensive projects with strategic partners as well as the internal Gruner + Jahr video lab. The Growth Projects & Strategic Partnerships unit plays a key role in the expansion of Gruner + Jahr’s market leadership within the defined Communities of Interest.
Born in 1968, Oliver von Wersch studied political science, journalism and sociology in Marburg and Hamburg. After working in a freelance capacity, he was given responsibility for building up the mobile internet/next media business division of Tomorrow Focus AG and the Product Manage-ment/Strategy Division at arvato mobile, before joining G+J EMS as Head of Projects & Innovations in 2008 and becoming Managing Director at G+J EMS in 2012. Since September 2012 he holds the position of Managing Direc-tor at G+J Digital Products and since December 2015 he is responsible for the newly-established Growth Projects & Strategic Partnerships unit.