The Electronic Retailing Association

Newsletter Contributors

A big thank you to all the further contributors to this issue of the ERA Europe News!

Dr. Julian Oberndörfer

CEO, ERA Europe

Dr. Julian Oberndörfer was appointed CEO, ERA Europe in 2013 and runs his own law firm near Munich.

Previously, Julian worked for the German live shopping channel Home Shopping Europe (HSE24) where he held several management positions including Head of Country Management for Austria and Switzerland and VP Media Law, Media Politics and Distribution (MMD). He also worked as a lawyer and for the Deutsche Bank. Additionally, he has held several leading positions in associations and is author of media law literature.

Amanda Justice

Director Communications, ERA Europe / Editor of the ERA Global News

Amanda has over twenty years experience in retail, direct sales and home shopping and ten years consulting. As SVP Merchandising Hardgoods at HSE24 (2009 - 2014), she worked with many of the ERA member companies and knows the industry well. Before joining HSE24 in 2003, Amanda worked as a consultant and held senior positions in international product management at Avon Cosmetics, based in the UK and Germany. She holds an Executive M.B.A. from Henley Business School and an M.A. from St. Andrews University.

Sabine Christmann, LL.M., Lawyer

ERA Self Regulation Officer

Sabine Christmann has over fifteen years of professional experience in international companies in the media- and platform industries. She is a fully qualified lawyer and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

For more than 10 years, Sabine Christmann had been in charge of the “Regulatory & Public Policy” department at pay-TV provider Sky. Since 2015, she provides legal services including consultancy on distribution strategies and regulation.

Verena Hanisch-Horvath

Corporate Communications, MediaShop GmbH

Verena joined MediaShop in 2016 as Event- and Project Manager. Coming from 8 years’ experience in Marketing & Communications for Austria’s first University of Applied Sciences and another 8 years in Congress and Event Management at Reed Exhibitions Vienna, she took over several topics at Mediashop including the company's completely renewed presentation at IFA (Berlin) and Ambiente (Frankfurt). Since 2017 she was responsible for building the new Mediashop Headquarters, which was completed successfully in Summer 2019. She is now taking care of Mediashop's Corporate Communications.