Published 2016-05-11

New Board Members in Schibsted Media Group

At today’s Annual General Meeting Marianne Budnik was elected new member of the Board. Torbjörn Ek is new employee representative from Sweden. 

Marianne Budnik (born 1968) is Chief Marketing Officer at SimpliVity, a global leader of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for enterprise IT. She is based in Boston, MA.

She previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of product line management for Acme Packet (2011 – 2014), through the company’s acquisition by Oracle in 2013. Budnik served as Chief Marketing Officer of CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates) between 2009 – 2011, and held a series of leadership positions within EMC Corporation between 2000 – 2009, including Vice President, Global Marketing Programs, heading the EMC marketing operations and corporate strategic planning organization, and Director of Software Product Marketing.

Marianne Budnik holds an MBA from Boston University and BA from Babson College.

Torbjörn Ek new employee representative

Torbjörn Ek (born 1977) from Aftonbladet is the new employee representative to the Board elected by Schibsted Media Group’s Swedish employees. He has been Deputy Board member of Schibsted Media Group from 2012 to 2015.

Ek joined Aftonbladet as a reporter and videographer in 2005. He acted as Aftonbladet’s foreign correspondent based in London from 2009 until 2012, covering current affairs, politics, crime, sports and showbiz. Ek is now based at Aftonbladet’s headquarters in Stockholm, covering showbiz, and also hosting and producing TV shows for Aftonbladet’s online television.

Ek was elected member of the Board of the local journalist union at Aftonbladet in 2006. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Stockholm University (1999 – 2001).

Eva Berneke and Jonas Fröberg step down

Eva Berneke and Jonas Fröberg are stepping down from the Board. Berneke joined the Board in 2010. Fröberg joined the Board as employee representative in 2012.