Stefan Winners, Member of the Executive Board of Hubert Burda Media Holding, is responsible for the Digital division. In the Executive Board’s Digital division Hubert Burda Media bundles successful growth companies and brands with focuses on transactions and marketing. The online business generates half of the Hubert Burda Media Group’s turnover.
In the Executive Board’s division, under its umbrella Burda Digital Holding consolidates successful online companies like Xing, the leading business network in Germany and Europe, Chip Xonio Online GmbH (CXO), the leading German media company in consumer technology, through its majority shareholding in the listed company Tomorrow Focus AG the hotel rating and travel booking portal HolidayCheck, the premium dating agency portal Elitepartner, one of the leading news and value-in-use portals Focus Online, and the marketing company Tomorrow Focus Media.
In 2011, altogether the Burda online shareholdings achieved total sales of 937.2 million euros. Burda Digital Holding is run by Stefan Winners and Dr. Jörg Lübcke. Burda Digital Holding is thus one of the leading European Internet companies with a media company connection.
The Executive Board’s Digital division also includes the full-service provider BurdaDirect, which assists its clients with the strategic, procedural and technological challenges of their online and offline business models.DLD is the international conference and innovation platform of Hubert Burda Media. DLD Media organises Europe’s leading digital conference the DLD Conference and the women’s conference DLDwomen as well as international network events.DLD Ventures holds shares in companies in the business-to-consumer market that have synergies with the existing portfolio. DLD Ventures’ aim is to identify and develop new, successful online business models.