Martin Kugeler has been appointed as the CEO of Stan.
Kugeler has been Stan’s Chief Financial Officer and Director Strategy, Sport, Business Development and Product for the past seven years, and acting CEO since April 2021 following former CEO Mike Sneesby’s appointment to the top job at Nine.
Prior to his career at Stan, Kugeler was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy in various businesses of the global media company Bertelsmann based in Europe, as well as a leading strategy consultant across a variety of industries including Media and Digital Entertainment in Australia.
In making the announcement, Nine’s CEO, Mike Sneesby said, “As part of the team that planned, built and launched Stan back in 2015, Martin has been instrumental in developing the company’s strategy and shaping the business we have today.”
“Under his leadership, Stan has continued to grow and develop its unique position in the market. The team at Stan have a significant opportunity in front of them as they continue to pioneer the future of the Australian television landscape, and I’m glad to be able to confirm Martin as the CEO to lead the team on that journey.”
Of his appointment today, Martin Kugeler said, “Stan is the business I love and that I’ve built together with Mike and the team for over seven years. The people who bring Stan to life are outstanding and extremely passionate. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to lead the team through our next phase of growth.”
“I want to thank Mike for all his support and guidance over the time we’ve worked together. It has been a fantastic journey to create and establish the leading local SVOD service in Australia.”
Kugeler’s appointment commences effective immediately.