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Jimmy Maymann

Executive Vice President and President, AOL Content and Consumer Brands, AOL


Jimmy Maymann SEMBA2005 joined AOL in January 2011 following the acquisition of Goviral, the branded content distribution company he co-founded in 2005. He started as a senior vice president for Europe, before being appointed head of international.


Prior to his current role, Maymann served as CEO of Huffington Post – acquired by AOL in December 2012 – from 2012-2015. During his tenure, the media site has expanded from 30 million unique monthly visitors in the US in 2011 to more than 200 million users in 14 countries.


Away from AOL, Maymann established internet consulting business NeatWork/Neo Ideo in 1995 and served as CEO and COO until 2001. He later sold the company to advertising agency Leo Burnett in 2000, where he served as strategic director for the Nordic region. Maymann was later Nordic client service director, working with Leo Burnett’s major clients in Scandinavia.


Maymann holds a BA in business administration and MSc in international marketing from Odense University. Now a highly respected businessman and angel investor, Maymann once played Handball at the highest level in Denmark.


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