Executive Committee

FIBEP is governed by an Executive Committee made up of one President, seven Vice-Presidents and one Secretary General. Each Executive Committee member serves for a specific period, in which they are then replaced by either a lower ranking member of the Executive Committee, or an elected FIBEP Member.

The federation was founded in 1953 in Paris and now hosts a broad range of activities including the FIBEP World Media Intelligence Congress, several annual workshops, senior-networking sessions, youth-development programs and a variety of high-impact research studies.

The organisation is currently led by its President, Alexis Donot, CEO L’Argus de la Presse and its Secretary General, Florian Laszlo, CEO of »OBSERVER« GmbH.

Meet the team


FIBEP Secretary General

  • Florian Laszlo
  • Austria
  • laszlo@observer.at

CEO, The »OBSERVER« GmbH is an Austrian family business since 1896 and market leader in media monitoring and analysis. The »OBSERVER« is also a founding member of FIBEP – Fédération Internationale des Bureaux d’extraits de Presse.


Vice President

  • Christophe Dickes
  • Kantar Media
  • France
  • christophe.dickes@kantarmedia.com

Global Copyright Director at Kantar Media a global leader in media intelligence, providing clients with the data they need to make informed decisions on all aspects of media measurement. Christophe works directly with the publishers and the Reproduction Right Organisations in Europe. He is the head of the AMEC & FIBEP joint Copyright Committee.


Vice President

  • Johna Burke
  • Executive VP, BurrellesLuce
  • USA
  • jburke@burrellesluce.com

Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, BurrellesLuce, USA, Communications professionals are encouraged to maximize their PR results through BurrellesLuce’s full range of media planning, media monitoring, and media reporting services.


Vice President

  • Magdalena Horanska
  • CEO, MCA Grupa
  • Adriatic Region
  • Magdalena.horanska@newtonmedia.cz

CEO of MCA Grupa, a group of media monitoring and measurement companies across the Adriatic region, which includes PressCut and Medianet companies from Croatia and Kliping companies from Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia or Bosnia and Herzegovina. aMCA Grupa belongs to NEWTON Media Group.


Vice President

  • Oresti Patricios
  • CEO, OrnicoGroup Pty
  • South Africa
  • oresti@ornicogroup.co.za

CEO, OrnicoGroup Pty, South Africa, Ornico delivers smart monitoring, analysis and intelligence services that cover both brand and reputation activities and monitors marketing material you need to keep track of. Reports timely by email & SMS. Makes sure your marketing department is in the know.


Vice President

  • Sean Smith
  • Chief Executive, iSentia
  • Australia
  • sean.smith@isentia.com

Chief Executive, Australia and New Zealand at Isentia. The Isentia story is well known as the company has transitioned from being a small family owned local monitoring agency on the east coast of Australia to now being publicly listed with operations throughout the Asia Pacific region.


Vice President

  • Sophia Karakeva
  • CMO, DataScouting
  • Greece
  • soka@datascouting.com

CMO, DataScouting Greece,  is a service provider and software developer for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) specialized in developing innovative solutions for media monitors, libraries, institutions, organizations and companies.


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