HAMBURG: AOL Europe has appointed Gunnar Bender as head of public
affairs for German-speaking markets.
Bender is responsible for governmental affairs in three European markets
- Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the newly-created position,
Bender will work across two AOL brands - AOL and CompuServe. Bender
reports to Clare Gilbert, vice-president for AOL Europe.
Prior to joining AOL, Bender lectured at the Institute for Information,
Telecommunications and Media Law at the University of Munster.
Within Germany, Bender has a reputation as an expert on media
He was also a founder of TKR-Newsletter, a publication dealing with
legal questions in new media.
Frank Sarfeld, head of communications for AOL Europe, said: ’In Gunnar
Bender we have one of the few experts in internet and telecommunications
law at our disposal.’
AOL Europe’s multiple brands now reach more than 3.8 million households
across Europe. AOL Europe is a joint venture between AOL Inc. and German
media group Bertelsmann AG.
Edited by Gidon Freeman.