KnowledgeView appoints Reiner Mittelbach as CEO while Ali Al-Assam remains as Chairman

– UK, London – KnowledgeView is pleased to announce the appointment of one of the best brains in the publishing industry, Reiner Mittelbach, as its CEO. Ali Al-Assam remains as chairman of the company.

Reiner’s appointment is a big win for KnowledgeView and its clients as we enter a new exciting stage with great products. Reiner has lead IFRA then WAN-IFRA, 2001-2009, to greatly serve the digital publishing transformation in Europe and globally for hundreds of the largest publishing houses, later building Geopolitical Information Service AG, a Liechtenstein start up in the field of specialty information before joining KnowledgeView. We look forward to Reiner developing KnowledgeView further to better serve the publishing industry in Europe, MENA and globally.

KnowledgeView was born 20 years ago, on 21 September 1995, creating over the years great products that have powered tens of successful Newsrooms, used by thousands of journalists, and with Apps used by millions. Nearly 45% of all premium newspaper content in the MENA region is created with KnowledgeView’s Publish Live software.

KnowledgeView prides itself on being an innovator in publishing technology, investing considerably for the benefits of our clients. We were one of very few that started Web-based database driven publishing systems as far back as 1996. We were early adopters of XML and semantic Web, and now we have exciting much needed user-centric products such as those from group companies Rewardisement ltd and NewsSocial ltd.

In the course of the twenty years KnowledgeView has created a whole generation of innovators and strengthened its board with the best brains in the industry. Under Reiner’s leadership we will continue to use our great assets in people and products to provide real value to our clients and thank them all for using our services.

About the KnowledgeView group

KnowledgeView Ltd is a UK-based company with headquarters in London and MENA regional office in Beirut. KnowledgeView has a unique combination of industry leaders on its Board and powerful publishing technology used by leading media players globally. KnowledgeView continues the publishing revolution in the MENA region started by Diwan in 1984, acting as a technology bridge between the Europe and the Arab World.

The company was founded in 1995 to develop cross-media publishing, news management and editorial sharing systems, with over fifty media companies and 6000 journalists using its Publish live systems. KnowledgeView has also established a leading position in mobile apps with its own NewsPad platform.

KnowledgeView’s founders have expanded into two key consumer-centric products with the establishment of technology startups Rewardisement Ltd and NewsSocial ltd.

Rewardisement Ltd was established with the vision of disrupting the advertising space by putting the consumer first. To enable consumers to control better how advertising serves their needs, Rewardisement seeks to make advertising a dialogue between consumers and advertisers and reward consumers for participation, on mobile, Web and Print.

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