(PRESS RELEASE) GÜTERSLOH, Germany, 3-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bertelsmann Education Group welcomes Benedikt Dalkmann as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Benedikt was previously responsible for Corporate Development, Data Analytics, and Compliance for the Bertelsmann division. He succeeds Jarek Gabor, who has become Chief Operation Officer (COO) of the U.S. healthcare company Relias, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bertelsmann Education Group. The Bertelsmann Education Group, One of eight corporate divisions, unites Bertelsmann’s education businesses, making it the Group’s third pillar alongside its media and services businesses. Benedikt Dalkmann will continue to report to Kay Krafft, CEO of the Bertelsmann Education Group, as well as to Bertelsmann CFO Bernd Hirsch.
“I’m delighted that we have found a strong in-house solution for filling the CFO position. Benedikt Dalkmann knows the education business inside out. He has played a formative role in developing the Bertelsmann Education Group to date. I look forward to our further cooperation and wish Benedikt every success in his new role,” commented Kay Krafft, Bertelsmann Education Group CEO.
“I warmly welcome Benedikt Dalkmann to the Bertelsmann CFO community. The Education Group plays an important role as a strategic growth platform for Bertelsmann. I am confident that Benedikt Dalkmann is an excellent choice thanks to his skills in finance and strategy. I look forward to working with him in the future and wish him the best of success,” added Bernd Hirsch, Bertelsmann CFO.
Benedikt Dalkmann studied Media Management in Siegen, Germany. He began his career in the Investment Management department at Holtzbrinck Digital. In 2012, Benedikt joined Bertelsmann’s Corporate Development department. Since 2014, he has worked on developing Bertelsmann’s education business with a focus on the U.S., most recently as Head of Strategy for the Bertelsmann Education Group founded in 2015.
Bertelsmann is a German multinational corporation based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is one of the world’s largest media companies and also active in the service sector and education. The company operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. Bertelsmann has 117,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.7 billion in the 2018 financial year.
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