Inga Griese – Founder & Editor-in-Chief

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FACTS
The Iconist was launched as one of the first ipad compatible online magazines in Germany

In 2006 she set up Icon, followed by the online edition The Iconist in 2010.

Axel Springer SE is one of the largest publishing houses in Europe, strongly focussing on digital transformation, innovation and entrepreneurship


SHORT BIO
Icon was established at a time when many other newspapers were stopping their supplements. According to Griese, in economic terms ,ICON has been one of Springer’s most successful print publications over the past decade.

Inga Griese started at Welt in 1981 as one of the first female football reporters in Germany.

In 2006 she set up Icon, followed by the online edition The Iconist in 2010.

She is Senior Editor Style for Welt and Welt am Sonntag and Editor-in-Chief of Icon and other in-house supplements.

COMPANY PROFILE
The style magazine ICON is a print supplement to the Welt am Sonntag since 2007.

Ten times a year, the style magazine addresses topics covering fashion, jewellery, beauty, travel and female empowerment, among others. 

In 2010, ICON’s online edition The Iconist was celebrated as the first online magazine specifically designed for the use on the newly launched iPads. 

Axel Springer SE is one of the largest publishing houses in Europe. The company is consistently pursuing the objective of building up a fast-growing and profitable digital portfolio, and for this reason is networking today more than ever before with the current generation of founders: digital start-ups. Along with the transformation of our established strong media brands, our own new developments online and strategically-oriented acquisitions of web companies, this network is one of the building blocks of the company’s international digitization strategy: Axel Springer SE wants to become the leading digital publisher.

Print publishing was one of the first sectors to be affected by digital disruption.