Andreas Krohn to Leave Arvato at End of Year
Andreas Krohn, CEO of Arvato CRM Solutions, is leaving the company at the end of the year upon turning 60. The parting of ways takes place by mutual agreement and on the best of terms. Andreas Krohn, who has also sat on the Bertelsmann Group Management Committee since 2014, has played a formative role in the transformation of Arvato's CRM businesses. As reported, Bertelsmann has been reviewing strategic options for this business unit since the beginning of 2018, including a sale in whole or in part, as well as partnerships.
Thomas Rabe, Bertelsmann Chairman & CEO and Chairman of the Arvato Board, said: “Andreas Krohn played a decisive role in advancing the realignment of Arvato's CRM businesses. During his tenure at the top, important decisions were made on the further internationalization and digitization of the business. In addition he has won numerous international clients for Arvato with his expertise and his commitment. On behalf of everyone on the Arvato Board and the Bertelsmann Group Management Committee, I would like to sincerely thank Andreas Krohn for his excellent entrepreneurial achievement in recent years.”
Krohn said: “Arvato has been my professional home for nearly three decades, and has given me the opportunity to tackle a wide variety of entrepreneurial challenges. I am very grateful for this fulfilling professional career and the numerous enriching encounters with colleagues and clients from all over the world.
Andreas Krohn has held successive management positions at Bertelsmann since 1989; he has served as CEO of Arvato Solution Group CRM and sat on the Bertelsmann Group Management Committee since December 2014. Prior to this, he was responsible for all of Arvato's CRM businesses in Germany since 2013. Krohn began his professional career at Bertelsmann as assistant to the management of Mohn Media, after studying business administration in London, Reutlingen and Fontainebleau. After further management positions, he joined Arvato Services in 1995, where he was responsible for the rapidly expanding services business for airlines. In the following years, he played a key role in building Arvato's global CRM business, which today has more than 50,000 employees.
Arvato is an international service provider. Almost 70,000 employees develop and realize innovative solutions for business customers from all over the world. They include CRM, SCM, finance, and IT solutions. Enterprises re-presenting many different industries rely on Arvato’s integrated solution portfolio – from telecommunication firms to energy suppliers, banks, e-commerce retailers, IT companies, and Internet providers. Arvato is a division of Bertelsmann.