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.

Maja Umek


Maja Umek, International Sales Director at Studio Moderna

Maja Umek is Slovenian and joined Studio Moderna straight from university in 1996 with a BA in Marketing. She worked her way up, gaining experience in the call center, as Product Manager, Director of the International team, Head Buyer and has recently changed position to lead Studio Moderna’s International Sales of their proprietary brands and products.

Maja has excellent industry knowledge and her expertise in working in multicultural environments is allowing her to successfully manage projects and business relationships throughout the world. Maja is the newly elected Chairwoman of ERA Europe and will hold the position until 2019.

Katharina Schneider


Katharina Schneider, CEO MediaShop Group

Katharina Schneider has diverse professional experience to offer: Marketing Director of a radio station (REWE), she was responsible for the integration of various call centers (Jordan Industries) and also for the total construction of a call center (Embers GmbH) which focused on home office. In 2006, Katharina Schneider became CEO of the MediaShop Group. She studied at the University of Vienna and holds an MBA.

Amanda Justice


Director Communication, ERA Europe / Editor of the ERA Europe 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 Oficer

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.

Megan Quinn


ERA U.S. Content Manager

As the content manager for the Electronic Retailing Association U.S., Megan Quinn is the resident wordsmith. She manages the Association’s blog, newsletter, social media profiles, and assists with all other marketing initiatives. Coming from a public relations agency background, she has experience navigating the evolving world of trade associations and national nonprofit organisations.