About us

Our heart beats for what we have been doing professionally for 30 years: Information – Education – Solutions.

Our History

The FORUM MEDIA GROUP has developed from a small start-up founded in 1988 into a global media group with more than 1,000 employees on four continents.

Our Philosophy

Our Management

The management of the FORUM MEDIA GROUP is the responsibility of a dual leadership consisting of CEO and CFO/COO as well as the Board of Directors. The management is also supported by an advisory board, headed by company founder Ronald Herkert.
Magdalena Balanicka

Magdalena Balanicka


Responsible for the strategic direction of the group

Katrin Krauß-Herkert

Katrin Krauß-Herkert


Responsible for Finance, IT, HR and Communication

Ronald Herkert


Chairman of the Advisory Board

Company founder of FORUM MEDIA GROUP


Read our latest press releases and find out more about our company.

Change of ownership at Spitta GmbH

Through a successful Management Buy-Out (MBO), Spitta GmbH, based in Balingen, Baden-Württemberg, has new owners as of March 1, 2024. [...]

Constructive exchange between politics and business

As Chairwoman of the Aichach-Friedberg Regional Assembly of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), Katrin Krauß-Herkert, CFO/COO of Forum [...]

Doing good together with committed employees

With the help of dedicated employees, the Merching-based Forum Media Group supported two charitable projects in the region with a [...]