Executive Board Chairmen since 1971
On July 1, 1971, Bertelsmann was converted into a stock corporation. The family-owned company became a major corporation that is led by the management and governed by the supervisory board and the annual general meeting, as per German stock corporation law. The Group changed its legal form from AG to SE & Co. KGaA on August 20, 2012.
- Chairmen of the Executive Board
January 2008 - December 2011
August 2002 - December 2007
November 1998 - July 2002
April 1983 - October 1998
July 1981 - March 1983