Annet Aris is adjunct professor of strategy at INSEAD since 2003 where she
developed and teaches the MBA-course “Managing Media Companies”. She was
nominated in 2010 and 2011 for the best teacher award by the MBA students.
She is also a board member of the Sanoma Group, a European TV broadcaster
and magazine and educational publisher. In Germany she is a board member of
the Kabel Deutschland AG (Munich) and ProSeibenSat1 AG (Munich) Germany’s
largest Free to Air Boradcastergeoup. In addition she is member of the advisory
board of the MBC Group in Dubai (TV), the board of the Foundation “Beeld and
Geluid”( The Dutch digital TV archive) and of the Volkskrant Foundation (leadin
newspaper), both in the Netherlands. Outside the media and industry she is in the
board of Thomas Cook PLC in London, ASR Nederland N.V. (Utrecht), a Dutch
insurance company, and of Jungheinrich AG (Hamburg) a global producer of
intralogistics equipment. From 2008-2011 Annet was in the board of the OPTA, the
Dutch regulatory authorities for telecom, cable, internet and postal services.
Annet is a Dutch native and received a MSc. from the University of Wageningen
in 1984. After acceptance in McKinsey’s European INSEAD Fellow program, she
completed her MBA with distinction in Fontainebleau in 1986. She worked for
McKinsey from 1985 until 2003, at first in the Netherlands and in the UK and, since
1990, in Germany. She was elected partner in 1994 and co-led McKinsey’s
German Media Practice from 1999-2003 working on a wide array of topics.
Annet is a weekly columnist on digital transformation and corporate governance
in the Financieel Dagblad and is frequently asked as key note speaker on
international media- and telecom conference. She is the author of a large number
of articles and case studies on the media industry. Together with Jacques Bughin,
she wrote the book Managing Media Companies, Harnessing Creative Value
(Wiley’s 2009, second edition, also available in Russian and Chinese).