| Gerd Schulte-Hillen |
(Media mogul, businessman)
|Born||1 October 1940|
|Member of||Atlantik-Brücke, Le Cercle|
German media executive who attended Le Cercle.
Schulte-Hillen's career began when he joined in the publisher Bertelsmann in 1969, with responsibility for the printing side. In 1981 he took over the chair of the board of the media company Gruner + Jahr AG (G + J). Under his leadership it multiplied sales and earnings; G + J became the largest media holding company in Germany.
Six years later, in 1987, he became Deputy CEO of Bertelsmann AG. At the age of 60, he joined the Supervisory Board of G + J and the Bertelsmann AG (both as chairman). After Liz Mohn's forced dismissal of Thomas Middelhoff as CEO, Schulte-Hillen also had to leave Bertelsmann in 2003, partly because he had rejected the merger of the Bertelsmann music division BMG with Sony Music.
From 2000 to 2003 he also was deputy chairman of the Bertelsmann Foundation.
In 2007 Schulte-Hillen sold his 1.6% stake in the BV German newspaper holding company.
Event Participated in
|Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)||7 January 1985||10 January 1985||US|