The executive committee

The G+J Executive Board appoints an Executive Committee, which consists of three other Top Managers in addition to the Members of the Board. The Executive Committee controls and manages the entrepreneurial activities and the transformation of G+J.


Rolf Heinz

Rolf Heinz

CEO Prisma Media / President G+J International Europe

Rolf Heinz, born in 1966, studied politics and business administration. He joined G+J in 2000 after having held several managing positions at publishing houses Heinrich Bauer and Jahreszeiten Verlag as well as Bertelsmann Arvato.

Half-German, half-Spanish, he started his career at Gruner + Jahr as Country Manager with G+J International Magazines in Paris. In 2002 he took overall direction of G+J Member of the Board Axel Ganz’s office in Paris.

Rolf Heinz moved to Hamburg to the G+J International division as Managing Director International in 2004. In 2005, he was named Managing Director of the Italian joint venture G+J/Mondadori.

In 2009, he became CEO of the Prisma Media Group.

Rolf Heinz lives in Paris and has two children.


Dr Udo Stalleicken

Dr. Udo Stalleicken

Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Udo Stalleicken, born in 1967, gained a PHD in industrial engineering before he started his career at G+J in 1999 in the Corporate Development and Controlling division. From 2001 to 2003 he managed the G+J office of the Supervisory Board and was deputy Head of the Supervisory Board office at Bertelsmann.

In 2004 Stalleicken moved to the International division as Vice President G+J International Magazine Division with responsibility for Controlling & Business Development in France and the US, before being appointed a Member of the Executive Committee in New York in 2005.

He returned to Hamburg in 2006. Since then he has headed the Finance division at G+J and taken charge of several large internal projects.

Udo Stalleicken is married and has two children.


Stan Sugarman

Stan Sugarman

Chief Digital Officer / Chief Sales Officer

Stan Sugarman, born in 1968, began his career after studying history and business administration at Berkeley for Oracle in the U.S. He gained an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management before switching to Bertelsmann in 1995 and becoming Managing Director of Lycos Bertelsmann Germany.

Sugarman joined Gruner + Jahr in 1997 with responsibility as Deputy Director for developing G+J Electronic Media Sales.

Two years later, he was appointed to the board of management of AOL Europe with responsibility for the Marketing & Business Affairs divisions. He returned to Gruner + Jahr at the end of 2000, taking over as Managing Director of G+J Media Sales/G+J Electronic Media Sales.

In 2012 Sugarman was named Chief Digital Officer of G+J Deutschland.

Stan Sugarman is married and has two children.