Bertelsmann f830fd90060c05e28c2d10c4839da238e73e9ce1_originalBertelsmann Group appointed Bernd Hirsch as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hirsch is scheduled to take up his new position as CFO of the international media, services and education group on April 1, 2016. He will take over responsibility as CFO from Thomas Rabe, who had taken on the role on a transitional basis in addition to his duties as Chief Executive Officer. At the same time, Hirsch will become a member of the Bertelsmann Group Management Committee (GMC).

Bernd Hirsch most recently served as CFO at the global supplier of fragrances and flavorings Symrise AG. Since December 2009, his responsibilities at the MDAX-listed company included the accounting, controlling, finance, treasury, investor relations and risk management departments. Prior to joining the Symrise management board, Hirsch worked for seven years at the Carl Zeiss Group. A business graduate, he began his career at the auditing firm Arthur Andersen in Stuttgart. Hirsch is married and has three children.

Source: Bertelsmann Press Release