Dr Paul-Bernhard Kallen
Dr Paul-Bernhard Kallen is Chairman of Hubert Burda Media Holding KG. After gaining his doctorate in economics he began his career in 1986 as assistant to the board of a family-owned mechanical and plant engineering business in Cologne. Two years later he moved into management consultancy at McKinsey & Co., where he was promoted to Principal in 1993. Three years later he joined the family firm of Hubert Burda Media, where he was initially responsible for the services division and all core operations as Managing Director, as well as for the international publishing group’s holding company. In 1999, alongside his role as Managing Director, he was appointed to the executive board on technology (print, Internet, IT). In the years that followed, he was responsible for the expansion of Burda Equity Holdings in Turkey, Asia, and France, as well as for setting up the Burda Digital Group, which now includes around 50 Internet companies. On January 1, 2010, Dr. Kallen was appointed by Prof. Dr. Hubert Burda, the long-standing Chief Executive and owner, to take over the leadership of his company. Hubert Burda Media operates in the areas of domestic and international digital and print publishing. Its annual turnover is around 1.7 billion Euros.
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