Chief Distribution Officer Gruner + Jahr | Chief Digital Officer DPV
Christina Dohmann, born in 1973, studied Spanish and German before pursuing graduate studies in Marketing, Business Administration and eCommerce. She joined G+J in 2008 and worked in Audience Development for the Women Websites. She then worked in various other positions, e.g. for the Bertelsmann joint venture pubbles, before becoming the founder and director of DPV’s Digital Unit in 2013. In April 2016, she became DPV’s Chief Digital Officer with responsibility for technology, direct marketing and data; she was also appointed to DPV’s management board. Since April 2018, she has also been responsible for G+J’s distribution activities in the role of Chief Distribution Officer.
Management spokesperson for Territory
Sandra Harzer-Kux was born in 1972 and studied law, specializing in copyright and media law. After four years as an attorney with a media law firm, she switched to movie production. She first worked as a producer for various production companies and later as a freelance movie producer. In 2007, she was put in charge of the Audio and Motion Picture Department at G+J. She has been a member of Territory’s management board since 2016, and took on the role of management spokesperson in 2020.
Managing Director G+J Digital and Editorial Director Community of Interest Family
Bernd Hellermann began his career by training as a publishing executive at Gruner + Jahr. He then went on to study Business Administration before returning to Gruner + Jahr, where he worked as an executive assistant to the management board from 2005 to 2007. In 2007, he switched to the former G+J subsidiary Vilua Healthcare GmbH in Berlin, becoming its Managing Director in 2010. In 2014, he returned to Hamburg as the Digital Business Director of G+J CoI Family; as a publisher, he assumed responsibility for this CoI’s printed publications in 2016. He has also been the Editorial Director of CoI Family since 2017, which means that he is in charge of the publishing and commercial aspects of the print and digital activities of the brands ELTERN, URBIA, VORNAME.com, GEOLINO and GEOMINI. In March 2019, he also became the Managing Director of G+J Digital, where he is responsible for the digital business of the G+J brands based in Hamburg.
Managing Director G+J Digital
Carina Laudage, born in 1982, has a graduate diploma in Business Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies. Her career with G+J began in 2010, when she joined the company as a trainee. She then began working in marketing—firstly as an assistant to the Managing Director, then as the Deputy Head of Advertising for Grazia/COUCH. In 2014, she switched to the digital sector as Head of Business Management BRIGITTE Digital. After some time away, she returned to G+J in 2017 as the Managing Director of STERN Digital; later she also assumed responsibility for BRIGITTE Digital and GALA Digital. She has been the Managing Director of G+J Digital since 2019; in this position, she is responsible for the digital business of the brands STERN and GEO and for the central product, tech, and data teams.
Chief Financial Officer
Udo Stalleicken, born in 1967, gained a PhD in industrial engineering before he began his career at G+J in 1999 in the Corporate Development and Controlling division. From 2001 to 2003 he managed the G+J Supervisory Board office and was Deputy Head of the Supervisory Board office at Bertelsmann AG. From 2004 onwards, he was Vice President of the G+J International Magazine Division, where he had responsibility for controlling the markets in France and the US. In 2005, he was appointed a member of the USA G+J Executive Committee in New York, where he was in charge of Controlling & Business Development. On his return to Hamburg in 2006, he took over the reins at the G+J Finance division and was appointed G+J Chief Financial Officer in April 2013. Udo Stalleicken is married and has two children.