9th July 2020

Richard Charkin and Emilie Marneur join Bonnier Books UK board

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Richard Charkin and Emilie Marneur join Bonnier Books UK board

Bonnier Books UK today announces the appointment of two new non-executive directors.

Richard Charkin brings a wealth of experience after holding a multitude of executive positions across the industry, including as the former chief executive of Reed International Books and Macmillan Publishers Limited.

Emilie Marneur has a successful track record in digital publishing, content acquisition and development.  She recently left Amazon after 15 years, during which she helped launch and grow Audible and Amazon Publishing. Emilie is now at Fable, a digital start-up.

Charkin and Marneur join the board amid a period of sustained growth and business transformation for Bonnier Books UK.

Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK, said: ‘The opportunity to bring both Richard and Emilie onto our board is a thrilling one. Despite the unusual backdrop of the past few months, these distinguished new board members signal a new era of continued growth for our business.’

Jim Zetterlund, chairman of Bonnier Books UK and COO/CFO of Bonnier Books, said: ‘Under Perminder’s leadership, the English language and UK market continue to be important growth areas for Bonnier Books. I’m delighted we’re boosting this growth yet further with the addition of Richard and Emilie, two prestigious and experienced board members.’

Richard Charkin, said: ‘To take on a new role in the middle of our worst ever health crisis, and at the age of 71, is both challenging and enormously exciting. I’ve admired the Bonnier Group for many years in many contexts and am delighted to be joining this family business.’

Emilie Marneur, said: ’I am thrilled to be joining such an illustrious company and leadership group. I very much look forward to working alongside Perminder, whose energy and  ambitions for the business I find truly inspiring; Richard, for whom I have the utmost respect; and the rest of the Bonnier Books team.’

Charkin and Marneur join the Bonnier Books UK board following the departure of Magnus Janson and Eva Norén earlier in the year.