BAUER MEDIA GROUP: A FAMILY BUSINESS
Born in Hamburg in 1977, Yvonne Bauer studied German and subsequently worked as a trainee for book publisher Hoffmann and Campe. After holding various positions within the sales organization of Bauer Media Group, she followed in the footsteps of her father Heinz in 2010. Today, she steers the domestic and international operations of the publishing group together with Executive Board members Joerg Hausendorf, Harald Jessen and Witold Wozniak.
Joerg Hausendorf, born in 1964, has been a member of the Executive Board since 2013. Bauer Media Group appointed him Managing Director for womenâ€™s magazines in 2008. Prior to this, the economics graduate held various management positions at Ganske Verlagsgruppe. After training as an officer in the German army, he joined Schwartauer Werke as a product management trainee in 1992 and was eventually appointed Managing Director in Poland. He studied economics, politics and history at Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg.
Harald Jessen, born 1971, studied Business Administration in Kiel. After his start at KPMG, he held a number of top management positions in the field of finance and controlling for international companies, including Siemens, the Knorr-Bremse Group and Friedhelm Loh Group. Harald Jessen joined Bauer Media Group as CFO in 2016. In this position, he held global responsibility for the Finance and Controlling divisions. In September 2017, Harald Jessen was appointed to the Executive Board.
Born in 1968, Witold Wozniak has led Bauer Media Poland since 1999 and was responsible for the establishment of its print, radio and online activities, as well as the construction of its printing plants. He has been a member of the Executive Board since 2015. After working as a consultant and auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he joined the hygiene company SCA as Head of Finance and Administration. Prior to this, Witold Wozniak studied international trade and finance at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH).