Mathias Döpfner

Mathias Döpfner, born in 1963 in Bonn, studied music studies, German language & literature and drama in Frankfurt and Boston. As chairman of the board of German media giant Axel Springer SE, he has most recently written on the subjects of freedom and the dangers presented by our (digital) world, for example, in his open letter issued on 16 April 2014 »Why we are afraid of Google«. In the letter, which caused a sensation, Döpfner accuses Google of exploiting its international monopoly. He lives in Potsdam.