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.