News Corp hires Jan Koeppen to head Europe and Asia operations

LONDON - News Corporation has appointed Jan Koeppen in the newly created role of chief operating officer for Europe and Asia.

Jan Koeppen...heading Europe and Asia for News Corp
Jan Koeppen...heading Europe and Asia for News Corp

Koeppen joins the company from the Boston Consulting Group, where he was partner and managing director.

In his new role, Koeppen will work across News Corp.’s businesses in the region, including pay TV, television, outdoor, newspapers and digital.

He reports to James Murdoch chairman and chief executive, Europe & Asia, and will be responsible for finance, corporate development and operational improvement. He will be based in London. 

James Murdoch, said: "Jan has rare understanding and capability from across the media industry and he is well known to colleagues around our businesses. 

"I am delighted that he is joining the team at a time that will help shape News Corp. for many years to come."