Mathias Müller von Blumencron has been a leader in developing and producing quality online journalism in Germany. He is currently editor-in-chief of Digital Media at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Prior to this position, he was co-editor-in-chief of DER SPIEGEL and was responsible for the rapid development of SPIEGEL ONLINE into the leading German-language news site. Mathias began his journalism career in 1988 and worked for several German business magazines before he joined DER SPIEGEL in 1992. Following several years covering Germany, he spent time in the US as a foreign correspondent in Washington and New York before returning to Germany in 2000 to build SPIEGEL ONLINE. Mathias has a law degree and studied business administration and law in St. Gallen, Hamburg and Kiel.
He was, from 2014 until 2016, a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, an international group headed by former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt, which developed policy recommendations for maintaining an open, secure and trustworthy internet.