Editor in Chief & Managing Director, Finanztip
Hermann-Josef Tenhagen is the editor-in-chief and managing director of Finanztip, a Berlin-based online consumer protection magazine. Finanztip guides consumers towards financially sound decisions by providing them with professional know-how free of charge.
Previously editor-in-chief of the consumer magazine Finanztest, which he led from 1999 to 2014, he now spearheads the recently founded Finanztip. Having studied political science and economics at universities in Bonn, Berlin and Waco, he joined the daily newspaper taz. In this role, he co-founded and helped shape the department of economy & environment, followed by a stint as head of news at Badische Zeitung. While taking a sabbatical in 1995, he acted as chief press officer for NGOs during the first Climate Change Conference. Hermann-Josef Tenhagen has been part of the taz board since 2004.
In 2013 Tenhagen was given the “Journalist of the Year” award by the magazine Wirtschaftsjournalist in the category “consumer and finance”. He is a jury member for the Helmut Schmidt Journalist Award, the most prestigious prize given annually to journalists with high achievements in critical consumer journalism.