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Direct Group

DirectGroup Bertelsmann GmbH
Type Private
Industry Media
Founded 2000
Headquarters Gütersloh, Germany
Key people Fernando Carro, CEO
Products Media clubs
Revenue Increase 1.245 billion (2009)

DirectGroup Bertelsmann is a division of Bertelsmann AG and operates book sales clubs, online shops, bookstore chains and publishers in 12 countries.

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


The Direct Group Executive Board consists of:

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