Stephan Scherzer

MVFP – Media Association of the free Press

Since 2012, Stephan Scherzer has been CEO of MVFP (former VDZ), the umbrella trade organization representing the interests of 350 German Magazine Media Publishers. Between 2007-2011 he worked for IDG in San Francisco as Executive Vice President, running the digital business of the consumer group. He started his career as journalist, was editor-in-chief of Macworld Magazine, later Group Publisher and member of the board of IDG in Germany. He is the Vice President of the European Magazine Media Association, has a seat at FIPP steering committee and is a member of the Executive Board of “Stiftung Lesen” – German Literacy Foundation. As a graduate of Ludwig Maximilians University Munich he holds an M.A. degree in Political Science, History, Economics. He loves Mountaineering and lives with his family in Berlin.