Derk Erik Sauer

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Derk Sauer was an editor-in-chief and a publisher of Moscow Magazine, the first glossy magazine in the USSR, having already forged a successful career in international journalism.
In 1992, Derk Sauer co-founded Independent Media, which launched The Moscow Times newspaper, followed by magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, Esquire and many others. He also founded Vedomosti, Russia’s leading independent business newspaper, in a joint venture with Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. In 2004, Derk Sauer and his partners sold Independent Media to Sanoma Magazines. Derk stayed on as chairman of the supervisory board of Sanoma Independent Media in Moscow.
In 2010 Sauer, together with the investment fund Egeria, acquired NRC Media, a quality newspaper group in The Netherlands that publishes NRC Handelsblad and NRC Next.
In 2012, Derk Sauer was invited to join Russia’s leading multimedia company RBС, the leader in business information in Russia - online, on television and in print. Derk was appointed chairman and president.
Derk Sauer was born in 1952 in Holland. He has also produced many documentaries shot in countries like Vietnam, Iran, El Salvador, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Chile, Argentina and Holland.