Julia Raphaely - AfricArena
CEO of Associated Media Publishing

Julia Raphaely is a majority shareholder in Associated Media Publishing (AMP) and CEO of the group.

Associated Media Publishing currently reaches an estimated 1.2 million readers each month through its print titles and more than 8 million users through its online properties. With five prominent titles in its stable, it reaches a wide variety of women in South Africa, talking to them in their various life stages and mind-sets across multiple platforms.

As CEO of the company she is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction and creating a vision for the group, improving business results and overseeing the group’s day-to-day operations.

Julia completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cape Town in 1987, after which she studied at the AAA School of Advertising (graduating with honours). She completed a Masters Degree in Interactive Telecommunication at the University of New York in 1993.

Since joining AMP full time in August 1993, Julia has played a significant role in establishing the company as one of the largest independent publishers of glossy women’s magazines in South Africa. AMP
has steadily grown its reach, not only in print but now also as a multi-platform media house. Julia has not only embraced the significant challenges the print industry currently faces, but continues to transform AMP into a business that will flourish in the years to come.

Julia is a decisive and determined leader with proven commercial management and operational skills. Above all, she is a true professional and team player, focused on innovation and continually striving for a streamlined and successful business foundation. One of her biggest strengths is her ability to embrace change – a skill much needed in todays fast paced business environment.

Her experience covers a broad spectrum, including business development management, marketing, finance, digital media and sales.

Family is very important to Julia and alongside her partner, is the parent of two young children and the lucky step-parent to two more.

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