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Board of Directors

p_Thomas_Karger_O Thomas Karger
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Thomas Karger is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. He has more than 67 years of experience in international scientific publishing. In 1950, he joined the company and has since held positions of increasing responsibility. He expanded operations in Basel and also founded the international subscription agency Karger Libri as well as the offices in Australia, China, Germany, France, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, and the United States of America.
He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Hamburg, Germany, and by the University of Basel, Switzerland, for his merits in the area of medicine. His training in publishing at the beginning of his career involved extended stays in New York, USA, and Oxford, UK. He was born in 1930 and is a Swiss citizen.

p_Gaby_Karger_O Gabriella Karger 
Vice Chairwoman & Publisher

Gabriella Karger is the 4th generation publisher and Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. She chairs the Management Board made up of three members and also leads the management of the publication portfolio. After several years as a member of Program Management of the cultural channel at the Swiss National Radio, she rejoined the company in 2007, where she had previously worked in various departments.
Gabriella Karger holds an executive master of business administration from the University of Basel, Switzerland. She has been a member of the University of Basel Council since 2010. She was born in 1964 and is a Swiss citizen.

Christoph Eymann
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Yvette Karger

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Caspar Zellweger
Dr. iur., Advokat

Management Board

p_Gaby_Karger_O Gabriella Karger
Vice Chairwoman & Publisher

Gabriella Karger is the 4th generation publisher and Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. She chairs the Management Board made up of three members and also leads the management of the publication portfolio. After several years as a member of Program Management of the cultural channel at the Swiss National Radio, she rejoined the company in 2007, where she had previously worked in various departments.
Gabriella Karger holds an executive master of business administration from the University of Basel, Switzerland. She has been a member of the University of Basel Council since 2010. She was born in 1964 and is a Swiss citizen.

p_Ebneter_O Daniel Ebneter
Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Ebneter is the CEO and a member of the Management Board at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. He reports to Gabriella Karger who is the Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and the 4th generation publisher.
Prior to joining Karger in July 2017, Daniel Ebneter was a member of the executive board of the Hogrefe publishing group. Earlier positions include senior roles in business consultancy and industrial trading as well as teaching at universities. He has extensive professional experience in publishing and digital business.
Daniel Ebneter holds a master's degree in applied physics, mathematics and computer science from the University of Bern, Switzerland, as well as an Executive MBA in integrated management from the Universities of Applied Sciences Bern and Fribourg, Switzerland. He was born in 1970 and is a Swiss citizen.

p_Tufan_O Ural Tufan
Chief Operating Officer

Ural Tufan is the Chief Operating Officer at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. He joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for the Corporate Services which include Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Information & Publishing Technology, and Public Affairs. He has 12 years of experience in public administration where he held positions of increasing responsibility. He worked in Communications and Controlling of the Finance Ministry of the Canton of Aargau. In the Health Protection Services of the City of Basel he was responsible for human, animal, and environmental health protection and safety.
He holds a master's of arts degree in history and German literature and linguistics from the University of Basel, Switzerland. He was born in 1971 and is a Swiss citizen.

p_Roth_O Peter Roth
Director of Editorial Department & Services and Publication Manager

Peter Roth is the Director of the Editorial Department & Services and Publication Manager at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. He has more than 30 years of experience in international scientific publishing. He joined the company in 1986 and has held positions of increasing responsibility. In his current role he is responsible for the Editorial Department & Services as well as the Editorial Division Asia. He is also in charge of Publication Management for the subject areas of complementary medicine, nephrology, neurology, nutrition, pharmacology, and surgery.
He completed his studies in technical graphic design in San Francisco, United States. He was born in 1960 and is a Swiss citizen.

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Director of Marketing
p_Duerst_O Michael Dürst
Director of Production Technology & Information and Publishing Technology

Michael Dürst is the Director of the two divisions Production Technology & Information and Publishing Technology at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. He has more than 15 years of experience in international scientific publishing. He joined the company in 2001 and has held positions of increasing responsibility. He has extensive experience in information technology which includes developing new business in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he led information technology projects.
He studied biology in Zurich, Switzerland. He was born in 1966 and is a Swiss citizen.

p_Flickinger_O Joachim Flickinger
Director of Sales and Distribution

Joachim Flickinger is the Director of Sales and Distribution at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. In this capacity, he has developed the Latin American markets and taken responsibility for the European markets. Now focusing on the western hemisphere, and travelling on business extensively, he has acquired in-depth knowledge of many local markets. He joined the company in 2011 and has over 10 years of experience in international scientific publishing. After several years of work in publishing in the field of humanities and social sciences, he took over responsibilities closely collaborating with publishers at the subscription agency Swets.
He holds a master's degree in Hispanic studies and sociology from the University of Augsburg, Germany. He was born in 1982 and is a German citizen.

p_Thommen_O Moritz Thommen
Director of Sales and Distribution

Moritz Thommen is the Director of Sales and Distribution at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. He has 25 years of experience in international scientific publishing. He joined the company in 2003 and has expanded and coordinated the worldwide network of Karger branch offices (and foreign agencies). Now focusing on the eastern hemisphere and traveling extensively on business, he has acquired in-depth knowledge of many local markets. He also oversees the eBusiness Development & Rights Department which anticipates market trends to develop new product ranges and services.
He obtained a marketing degree in Bern, Switzerland. He was born in 1964 and is a Swiss citizen.

Extended Management Board

p_Nappez_O Philippe Nappez
Director of Accounting & Finance

Philippe Nappez is the Director of the Accounting & Finance Division at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. He has 9 years of experience in international scientific publishing. He joined the company in 2008 and has held positions of increasing responsibility. He has 15 years of experience leading the administration of the Basel office of the Swiss National Radio.
He started his career as a fiduciary in Basel, Switzerland. He was born in 1960 and is a Swiss citizen.

p_Schäfer_O Tina Schäfer
Director of Human Resources

Tina Schäfer is the Director of the Human Resources Division at Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. She has 11 years of experience in international scientific publishing. She joined the Rights & Permissions Department of the company in 2006 and has been the Director of the Human Resources Division since August 2016. She also has 4 years of experience as a lawyer for an insurance company.
Tina Schäfer holds a master's degree in law and the history of art from the University of Basel, Switzerland, as well as a degree in human resources. She was born in 1974 and is a Swiss citizen.

Karger Libri Agency

p_Berger_O Yvonne Berger
Director of Karger Libri

Yvonne Berger is the Director of Karger Libri, a subscription agency and a subsidiary of Karger Publishers, a globally active, independent, and family-owned medical and scientific publishing house in Basel, Switzerland. She joined the company in 2009 and has held positions of increasing responsibility. Her previous experience includes, among others, 8 years in Marketing and Sales at Swiss Post and at its financial services subsidiary. She has a master's degree in business administration from Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. She was born in 1975 and is a Swiss citizen.

Special Feature: Interview with Gabriella Karger