Achim Berg is Chief of Arvato since beginning of April
Achim Berg, 47, is the new Chief Executive Officer of Arvato and a member of the Executive Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, with effect from the beginning of April. The Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann had announced his appointment last November. A former Microsoft manager, Berg is now in charge of the over 63,000 employees who work for Arvato in nearly 40 countries.
"As a global BPO service provider, Arvato’s setup enables it to deliver integrated solutions completely on its own. In my role as an entrepreneur, this unique setup gives me a variety of creative options that I will take advantage of with the entire team to further accelerate Arvato’s growth,” said the top manager, who clearly looks forward to his new tasks. Berg continued, "Arvato is a company that has always taken an active role in shaping change, so it is very well prepared for challenges like the transformation to digital. I’m sure that based on my professional experience, I will be able to provide a lot of new impetus in this area.”
Prior to joining Arvato, Berg served as Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Operator Channels at Microsoft Inc., in Seattle, WA (United States). A business IT graduate, noted authority on the distribution and marketing of IT services, and accomplished IT expert, Berg had joined Microsoft in 2007, and was responsible for its Germany business among other things. His previous career stations include executive positions at the Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Com, and computer manufacturers Dell and Fujitsu Siemens. Achim Berg is married and has a 14-year-old son. He will live in Gütersloh with his family.
Arvato is a leading global BPO provider. Its staff of over 63,000 design and implement tailor-made solutions for a wide range of business processes along integrated service chains for business customers all over the world. These include data management, customer care, CRM services, supply chain management, digital distribution, financial services and customized IT services as well as all services related to the creation and distribution of printed materials and digital storage media.