Heinrich Coninx Hans

Hans Heinrich Coninx


Honorary President Swiss Media
Dr. Coninx was President of the Board of Directors of the Swiss publishing company Tamedia for 20 years, retiring in 2007. His family has owned Tages-Anzeiger, Tamedia's flagship publication, for over a hundred years.

From  1993 to 2003, he was President of the Publishers Association  Swiss Media.  He is currently President of the Board of Directors of the Swiss news agency, Schweizerische Depeschenagentur (SDA).  As well as being member of the Executive Committee and the Board  of ENPA,  Dr. Coninx  is member of the Executive Board of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN)

Dr. Coninx is well known for his involvement in cultural activities, most notably as President of the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Zurich University of Arts. He is also a dedicated  philanthropist, namely through his work with the Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement of Young Soloists  promoting  talented young   musicians. In addition he is a board member of the Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society.

In  2009  became  a member of the Board of Directors of Rothschild Bank.