Stephan Schäfer

Chief Executive Officer Gruner + Jahr 

Stephan Schäfer, born in 1974, is a graduate of the Axel Springer School of Journalism. In 2009 he joined Gruner + Jahr as Editor-in-Chief and Publishing Director of among others SCHÖNER WOHNEN, ESSEN & TRINKEN and BRIGITTE. He has been CEO of Gruner + Jahr since April 2021; Schäfer has been a member of the management of the Hamburg publishing house since 2013.

Since February 2019, he has also been Managing Director Content & Brands at the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland (Media Group RTL Germany). In this function, he is responsible for the channel portfolio, marketing, production management as well as the program purchasing at the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Schäfer is a member of the Bertelsmann Content Alliance Board. 


Oliver Radtke

Chief Operating Officer Gruner + Jahr

Oliver Radtke, born in 1968, gained a degree in industrial engineering and graduated from INSEAD in Fontainebleau with an MBA. He began his career at Gruner + Jahr in the Controlling division in 1995. From 1999 to 2001, he was CEO of a medical technology start-up enterprise, before returning to G+J in 2001. He held several executive positions at head office, including responsibility for the centralized paper purchasing and IT divisions, as well as Internal Services. In 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of G+J Operations, and in 2010 he became Chairman of the Board at the G+J holding company dd+v media group in Dresden, and successfully steered its strategic reorientation. Today, Oliver Radtke is Chief Operating Officer and manages the transformation process of G+J, among other tasks.