Press Releases | 05/07/2021

Núria Cabutí Joins Bertelsmann Supervisory Board

  • CEO of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial also to represent Bertelsmann’s international executives on the Board

Núria Cabutí, CEO of the Spanish-language book publishing group Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, will be newly appointed to Bertelsmann’s Supervisory Board as of June 1, 2021. She will serve on the supervisory body in her capacity as representative of Bertelsmann executives. In this role, Núria Cabutí succeeds Ian Hudson, who had left the Supervisory Board after leaving the Group in March 2020. Prior to her appointment to the Supervisory Board, Núria Cabutí was unanimously elected as the new Chairwoman of the Bertelsmann Management Representative Committee (BMRC), which represents the company’s international executives. 

Christoph Mohn, Chairman of the Bertelsmann Supervisory Board, said: “I am very pleased that in Núria Cabutí, we are able to welcome an outstanding and internationally accomplished top manager from our company to the Bertelsmann Supervisory Board. As CEO of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, she knows the book business – our oldest core business and as ever, part of our identity – intimately. Thanks to the publishing group’s broad footprint in a total of nine Spanish-speaking countries, she has an international perspective that will enrich our discussions on the Supervisory Board. On behalf of all members, I warmly welcome Núria Cabutí to the Bertelsmann Supervisory Board and look forward to working with her.” 

A native of Barcelona, Núria Cabutí holds a degree in economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), a degree in economics from Oxford Brookes University, and an MBA from the Spanish business school IESE. She began her career in the book industry in 1992 at the Bertelsmann imprint Plaza & Janés. Here and at Bertelsmann’s Spanish-language publishing group Random House Mondadori, she held successive positions in marketing and communications and as publisher in the years that followed, before being appointed CEO of Random House Mondadori in 2010. Following the merger with Penguin, this became today’s Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial. Her tenure as CEO of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial includes the acquisition of major publishers such as Santillana Ediciones Generales (2014), Ediciones B (2017), Ediciones Salamandra, and Ediciones La Campana (2019), which have helped to make Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial the world’s leading Spanish-language publishing group. 

The Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA is now composed as follows:

Christoph Mohn, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Reinhard Mohn Foundation Executive Board, Managing Director Christoph Mohn Internet Holding GmbH, Shareholder Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Prof. Dr. Ing. Werner J. Bauer, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, former Head of Innovation, Technology, Research and Development, Nestlé AG, Shareholder Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Kai Brettmann, Chairman of the RTL Group European Works Council, Chairman of the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland Corporate Works Council

Núria Cabutí, CEO Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Chairwoman of the Bertelsmann Management Representative Committee (BMRC)

Günter Göbel, Chairman of the Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Corporate Works Council

Bernd Leukert, Chief Technology, Data and Innovation Officer of Deutsche Bank AG

Gigi Levy-Weiss, Angel Investor

Dr. Brigitte Mohn, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, German Stroke Foundation, Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung and Shareholder Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Liz Mohn, Vice Chairwoman of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Chairwoman of the Board, Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Hans Dieter Pötsch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Executive Board and CFO, Porsche Automobil Holding SE

Henrik Poulsen, former Chairman & CEO, Ørsted

Christiane Sussieck, Chairwoman of the Corporate Works Council, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Vice Chairwoman of the Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA Corporate Works Council

Bodo Uebber, former member of the Executive Board, Daimler AG, shareholder of Bertelsmann Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

About Bertelsmann

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that 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. The company has around 130,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.3 billion in the 2020 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world. Bertelsmann aspires to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. In 2021, Bertelsmann commemorates the 100th birthday of Reinhard Mohn, the Group's late post-war founder and longtime Chairman and CEO.