Direct Group

DirectGroup Bertelsmann was a division of Bertelsmann AG and operated book sales clubs, online shops, bookstore chains and publishers in 8 countries when it was disbanded as a division in 2011.

DirectGroup Bertelsmann GmbH
TypePrivate
IndustryMedia
Founded2000
HeadquartersGütersloh, Germany
Key people
Fernando Carro, CEO
ProductsMedia clubs
Publishing
Bookstores
RevenueIncrease 1.245 billion (2009)
ParentBertelsmann
Websitewww.directgroup-bertelsmann.com

Its more than 15 million customers have generated sales of €1.245 billion in 2009. The company was formed in July 2000 and was led by CEO Fernando Carro.

ManagementEdit

The Direct Group Executive Board consisted of:

  • Fernando Carro (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Gerd Bührig (Executive Vice President)
  • Niklas Darijtschuk (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Jörg Hagen (French-speaking countries)