| Gerd Schulte-Hillen |
(Media mogul, businessman)
|Born||1 October 1940|
|Member of||Le Cercle|
A media mogul who attended Le Cercle.
In 1985 he attended Le Cercle in Washington D.C.
The career of Schulte-Hillen began when he joined in 1969 with Bertelsmann in the responsibility for the printing. In 1981 he took over the chair of the board of the Gruner + Jahr AG. Six years later, in 1987, he was 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).
His wife Irene is CEO of the German Music Foundation.
His brother Karl-Hermann Schulte-Hillen was victim advocate in thalidomide scandal.
Gruner + Jahr AG
Under his leadership G + J has multiplied sales and earnings; G + J became the largest media holding company in Germany. He was involved in the scandal of the fake Hitler diaries in Stern. and the failure of the magazine Tango, which was set in 1995 after 37 issues.
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|
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