The Electronic Retailing Association

Newsletter Contributors

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

Dr. Julian Oberndörfer

CEO, ERA Global

Dr. Julian Oberndörfer was appointed CEO, ERA Europe in 2013 (since 2019 ERA Global) 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.

Ken Daly

Ken Daly is CEO of JML, the innovative consumer product group with global sales through retail distribution, ecommerce and TV home shopping. Ken is also the Chairman of ERA Global's Board of Directors.

Ken joined an embryonic JML in 1994, initially in a sales role, following a background in electronic engineering. Ken then held a variety of positions helping to lead the company’s expansion, becoming CEO in 2012. JML now employs nearly 250 people in the UK & Ireland and has distribution partners in over 70 international markets.

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.

Ionela Croitorescu

PR, Marketing & Events Director, ERA Global

Ionela joined ERA Global in October 2019 to organize all our PR, Marketing and Events and manage our various service providers. Ionela holds academic degrees in Philology and PR & Marketing.

In her previous jobs she worked as editor for several media companies, moved on to the tourism industry, was in charge of communication for Roche and Renault in Romania, where she was responsible for organizing all kinds of group events, some with thousands of participants.


Thomas Haire

Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Definitive Media Group, an event and trade publishing company, as well as Co-Founder and Board member of the Performance-Driven Marketing Institute (PDMI), a non-profit trade association.

Prior to serving in these roles, Thomas spent 17 years as editor-in-chief of Response Magazine. He also served as the content director of Response Expo, a trade event in the marketing industry, from 2007-2018.

Marjeta Dimnik

Chief Editor of Internal Newspaper and News, Studio Moderna

Marjeta Dimnik holds a university degree in Marketing communications and has over fifteen years of professional experience in direct marketing.