Members of the M100 Board


The M100 Sanssouci Colloquium is accompanied by a (mainly journalistic) advisory board. The members meet periodically in Potsdam and plan and discuss together the topics and participants of the M100 conferences. The advisory board acts also as jury for the M100 Media Award.


Chairmen of the board are the British publisher Lord Weidenfeld and Potsdam’s Lord Mayor, Jann Jakobs.
The members are:


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Kai Diekmann

Editorial Director, BILD Group, Berlin


Born 27.6.1964 in Ravensburg, Germany

1983             Abitur in Bielefeld

1983 - 1985   military service

1985 - 1987   trainee at publishing house Axel Springer AG in Hamburg, Bonn, New York

1987 - 1989   parliamentary correspondent for the newspapers BILD and BILD am SONNTAG, Bonn

1989 - 1991   executive reporter for  Bunte magazine, Munich

1991 - 1992   deputy editor of the newspaper B.Z., Berlin

1992 - 1997   deputy editor of the newspaper BILD, Hamburg

1997 - 1998   author for Axel Springer AG

1998 - 2000   editor-in-chief of the sunday-newspaper WELT am SONNTAG

Since 2001    editor-in-chief of BILD, Publisher of BILD and BILD am SONNTAG

Since 2001    head of charity organisation BILD hilft e.V. – „Ein Herz für Kinder“

Since 2004    independent board member Hürriyet

Since 2007    executive director

Since 2007    editorial director BILD-group

Since 2011    non-executive Director of Times Newspapers Holdings Limited

2012 - 2013   ten month stay in Silicon Valley (USA) to investigate digital projects and business models on behalf of Axel Springer AG.

Since 11/2013  publisher B.Z.