Who is Axel Ganz?

Axel Ganz

Vice-President of the Forum d’Avignon, Publisher-Head of AG Communication, Member of the Board Gruner+Jahr

Starting as a journalist, Axel Ganz quickly became Editor-in-Chief and Journalist-Manager for dailies, generalist magazines, television and women’s titles. In 1979, he launched the Prisma-Presse group in France, which has today become France’s number two in magazines, counting at least twenty well-known titles:  Géo, Capital, Télé-Loisirs, Femme Actuelle, Voici, Gala, Télé 2 semaines and Télé Grandes Chaînes. He has been a member of the Executive Board of the Gruner+Jahr Group (Bertelsmann’s press Division) for 15 years, handling international business and head of subsidiaries in the United States, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia and China. During his career, he launched some 60 magazines in these countries and is currently on the Supervisory board.

Axel Ganz is Vice-President of the Forum d'Avignon since its creation.