French publisher Jean-Pierre de Kerraoul elected as new ENPA president

ENPA, the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association, has elected as new President Jean-Pierre de Kerraoul, President of Sogemedia Group, at its General Assembly which took place today.

The General Assembly also appointed as Vice-Presidents Francois Le Hodey, CEO of the IPM Group in Belgium, next to Valdo Lehari Jr., CEO and Publisher of Reutlinger General-Anzeiger Verlag in Germany.

Jean Pierre de Kerraoul said: “It is a great honour for me today to be elected as President of ENPA, which, since its creation in 1961, advocates strongly for  editorial independence, media pluralism and a free and sustainable press. These values must remain at the heart of the European policy agenda, especially at a time where Europe is facing many challenges.”


The European Magazine Media Association, is the unique and complete representation of Europe’s magazine media, which is today enjoyed by millions of consumers on various platforms, encompassing both paper and digital formats.

The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) is the largest representative body of newspaper publishers across Europe. ENPA advocates for 14 national associations across 14 European countries, and is a principal interlocutor to the EU institutions and a key driver of media policy debates in the European Union.