Paul-Bernhard Kallen, who holds a PhD in Economics, began his career in 1986 as an executive assistant with a family-run machine and plant engineering company in Cologne. Two years later, he moved to the management consulting firm McKinsey and Company, where he spent eight years and worked his way up to partner.
He joined Hubert Burda Media in 1996. Three years later, he became a member of the board and was responsible for finance, building up digital business, expanding activities abroad and realigning the printing division. On 1 January 2010, he took over from Hubert Burda as CEO. As a board member, Paul-Bernhard Kallen is responsible for the media corporation’s holdings and for BurdaDruck.