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, is a political scientist and business economist. He joined G+J in 2000 after having held several managing positions at Bauer and Jahreszeiten Verlag as well as Bertelsmann Arvato. He began his career at Gruner + Jahr as Country Manager with G+J International Magazines in Paris. In 2002 he took on the overall management of the G+J Staff Department and in 2004 moved to Hamburg to become Managing Director International. One year later, he became Managing Director of the Italian joint venture G+J/Mondadori. In 2009, he became CEO of Prisma Media in France, and has been responsible for G+J’s largest foreign subsidiary since then. In 2013, Heinz additionally became General Manager of G+J International Europe.


Dr Udo Stalleicken

Dr. Udo Stalleicken

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.


Arne Wolter

Chief Digital Officer

Arne Wolter has been Chief Digital Officer at Gruner + Jahr since autumn 2015 and is in charge of G+J’s digital business and further digital transformation. His responsibilities include the digital content brand business (including CHEFKOCH, STERN, BRIGITTE, GALA), the marketing platform AppLike and Adjoe, the G+J Greenhouse Innovation Lab, New Business/M&A and the Digital Ventures fund. Arne Wolter has earned a joint masters degree in civil engineering and business administration in Germany and holds an MBA from URI, USA. After initial positions at G+J in the area of multimedia in 2000 he moved to arvato mobile in 2002 where he built up the B2B business and was promoted to Vice President B2B/B2C and Member of the Executive Board. He returned to G+J in 2007 as Managing Director of G+J EMS and took over the position as Chief Digital Officer in autumn 2015. Arne Wolter has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Outbrain since April 2019.