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The Arvato Systems Management Team

The Arvato Systems Management

More than 2.700 people work at Arvato Systems with a great deal of passion and commitment in various specialist areas and in many countries around the world. Here you can find an overview of those responsible for various Arvato Systems divisions and functions. Get to know our management team!

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Matthias Moeller

CEO Arvato Systems

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Matthias Moeller

Matthias Moeller is CEO of Arvato Systems.

After studying computer science and business administration, he joined Bertelsmann/Arvato in 1995 where he has held various roles. He has been a part of the senior management team for IT Services since 2003. From 2012 to the end of 2016, Matthias Moeller was CEO of Arvato Systems Perdata GmbH and therefore responsible for IT solutions and services for the utilities industry. As CEO of Arvato Systems, he has been responsible for the overall business of the Arvato Systems Group since April 1, 2016. On January 1, 2019, he additionally took on the role of CIO of Bertelsmann.

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Siegfried Bloch

Human Resources

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Siegfried Bloch

Siegfried Bloch is Chief Human Resources Officer for Arvato Systems.

After starting his career in personnel with Toyota Germany, he held various HR management positions in the Commerce and IT sectors. In 2009 he became Arvato Systems' head of HR.

Siegfried Bloch lives in Ennepetal. He is married, with one son.

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Hartmut Fries

Utilities

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Hartmut Fries

Hartmut Fries is CEO of Arvato Systems Perdata GmbH with responsibility for the company's activities in the Utilities sector.

He is part of the Arvato Systems Group management team. After studying social sciences and working for several years as an IT consultant, Hartmut Fries joined Arvato Systems in 1993. Since then, he has perfomed various management roles and functions for Arvato Systems. His responsibilities have included, among other things, developing the SAP consulting business, raising awareness of project and program management across multiple major projects and the establishment of agile best practice methods. Hartmut Fries has been in his current role since the start of 2017.

Born in Siegerland in 1958, Hartmut Fries lives in Bielefeld, and is married with two sons.

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Klaus Holla

Service Delivery Factory

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Klaus Holla

Klaus Holla is Chief Service Delivery Officer at Arvato Systems and part of the Arvato Systems GmbH management team.

After studying electronic engineering he started his career at Henkel where he took a range of roles in Germany and the USA. Moving on to Cognis (now BASF) and Linde AG he gained more experience in managing transformation processes and in January 2015 he came to Bertelsmann as Senior Vice President Infrastructure and Technology, where he has been largely responsible for the development of the new Bertelsmann IT roadmap.

He has been head of Arvato Systems Service Delivery since May 1, 2016.

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Thomas Kathöfer

Commerce

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Thomas Kathöfer

Thomas Kathöfer is part of the Arvato Systems GmbH management team, with responsibility for the Commerce market unit.

The graduate computer scientist joined Bertelsmann in 1995 where he took various leadership roles, with the "Zentrale Informationsverarbeitung GmbH" (Central Information Management) as well as in the telecommunications and internet division of Arvato Systems. He has been in his current role since January 2014.

Thomas Kathöfer was born in Gelsenkirchen in 1958 and is married with four children.

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Marcus Metzner

Marketing

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Marcus Metzner

As CMO Marcus Metzner is responsible for the marketing, PR and communications issues of Arvato Systems.

Marcus is a trained journalist, graduate of the Ruhr University Bochum and holds an MA degree. He joined Bertelsmann in 2001 at broadcast software specialist Solutions for Media (part of RTL Group at that time) and moved to Arvato in 2011. Within his different positions at Bertelsmann Marcus continuously focused on marketing and communications issues in the IT sector. Before joining Bertelsmann Marcus was Head of Editorial Staff at different TV production- and marketing-agencies, working for all major German broadcasters as well as for different industry clients.

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Ralf Schürmann

Media

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Ralf Schürmann

As CEO of Arvato Systems S4M GmbH, Ralf Schürmann is responsible for all activities of the Media market unit within Arvato Systems.

After completing business administration studies in 1984, he started his career at Daimler Benz AG.

In 1998 Ralf Schürmann joined the Bertelsmann group. After spells in international project management, he moved into the Bertelsmann Music Group, where he was appointed Head of European IT, staying in this role until 2001. At this point, as Vice President, Music and Publishing Solutions, he moved into the sector now known as Arvato Systems.

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Ralf Westhoff

Finance

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Ralf Westhoff

Ralf Westhoff is CFO at Arvato Systems.

After studying business administration Ralf Westhoff joined Bertelsmann in 1999, where he was employed in various commercial and strategic roles. In 2004, as VP for Corporate Control and Consulting, he took on responsibility for audit and control of the global Arvato service delivery business. More recently, he has been active as SVP for Corporate Control and Strategy in the central department, with responsibility for Arvato Systems. He finally moved fully across to Arvato Systems on April 1, 2016 when he was appointed CFO.

Ralf Westhoff is married, has two children and lives in Gütersloh.

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