On 1 August, Matthäus Cygan, currently Senior Manager Digital Development at Verlagsgruppe Random House in Munich, will take on new responsibilities at Frankfurter Buchmesse (10-14 October 2018): As Director Business Development Trade International, he will develop strategies for international publishers and devise new products and services for this customer group. He will also supervise rights and licensing activities for the Frankfurt Rights Meeting and Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg). Matthäus Cygan reports to Holger Volland, Vice President Business Development & Sales at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Matthäus Cygan holds a degree in economics. Since 2013, he has held various positions at Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, where he most recently oversaw the strategic development of the group’s digital business. This included managing operational in-house consulting in the areas of e-commerce, e-books and digital audio books as well as developing new business models and expanding distribution channels.