Dirk Kemmerer, currently Sales Director of Mohn Media and CEO of BPG's Digital Marketing business unit, will take over as CEO of Europe's leading offset printing company on August 1, 2018. He will succeed Axel Hentrei, who will fully focus on his diverse tasks as a member of Bertelsmann's GMC, CEO of Bertelsmann Printing Group, and CEO Offsetdruck Deutschland.
“Dirk Kemmerer is a manager from within the company who has demonstrated a high level of professional and social competence over the past 15 years in his exceedingly successful work for Arvato and the Bertelsmann Printing Group,” says Axel Henrtei, CEO of the Bertelsmann Printing Group. “He personifies innovation, entrepreneurship and exceptional performance capability. He also has many years of positive management experience at large organizations. Since joining the Mohn Media Management Board he has not only successfully managed the Sales, Key Account Management and Marketing departments, but has also gained deep knowledge of other fields. I am convinced that under his leadership Mohn Media will continue the successful course of recent years, and I wish him all the best for his new, challenging task.”
Dirk Kemmerer says: “I’m grateful that I’ve been given this important entrepreneurial task, and look forward to continuing the trustful working relationship with Axel Hentrei in future. I’m proud to be able to lead this historic company into the future. It’s a great challenge and at the same time a huge opportunity to work with Mohn Media’s highly professional employees on mastering the digital transformation and further developing the company in a growth-oriented way.” His future scope of responsibility includes the parent company Mohn Media Mohndruck in Guetersloh, the Probind bindery in Marienfeld and the business units dialog, campaign, Digital Marketing IT as well as and Munich-based DeutschlandCard GmbH.
After completing a business degree at IBM in Mainz and Hamburg, Dirk Kemmerer joined Arvato Services in 2002 as a Customer Account Manager. In the following years, he worked in various management positions at Arvato services in Germany and abroad. In 2012 he became head of the Marketing & Content Solutions strategic business unit and was appointed Managing Director of the Arvato Digital Marketing Solution Group in 2014 with well over 1,000 employees in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Three years later he, along with the entire business unit, joined the Bertelsmann Printing Group and was simultaneously appointed to the Mohn Media Management Board, where he has been in charge of Sales, Key Account Management and Marketing ever since.
Dirk Kemmerer was born in Mainz in 1973, grew up in Speyer am Rhein, and now lives in Gütersloh with his wife and their three children.