Leonard Stiegeler is the Founder of Pulse, the leading innovative media company in Africa. Pulse runs national mass media publications and marketing providers across the continent. Additionally, Pulse is the licensee publisher of the regional Business Insider Africa. Leo is backing and investing in media and technology ventures globally. Some of his technology investments include Carbon, Flutterwave, Paystack, Immo and Enter.
Prior, he was General Manager of Swiss Ringier Africa AG since 2013 – responsible for building up the group's business on the continent. Ringier is today active in 8 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and through its ROAM-marketplaces holding leads brands such as Jobberman, Cheki, BrighterMonday, BuyRentKenya and Pigiame. Prior to his work with Ringier, Leo helped to establish Rocket Internet and other German investors in Africa. Leo is originally from Germany and has been based in different African countries since 2011.