We are DuMont.
Progress is a tradition for us.
As a leading media company, we have always helped to shape constant social change with creativity and courage. Technological development and progress are the central themes of our history and the company as a whole. We always focus on the content that is really relevant for our customers.
Isabella Neven DuMont
Chair of the Supervisory Board
Christian DuMont Schütte
Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board
Dr. Patrick Adenauer
Prof. Dr. Peter May
Dr. Christoph Bauer
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Christoph Bauer
Christoph Bauer has been DuMont’s CEO since October 2013. He has got more than 20 years of experience in change management in the media industry with management positions at Bertelsmann, NZZ, Ringier and AZ Medien with a focus on the digitisation of media companies and business models.
Christoph Bauer studied at the University of Mannheim, Arizona State University and the University of Oldenburg and holds a doctorate in Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Stefan Hütwohl has been DuMont’s CFO since November 2015. Before joining DuMont, he had the same role at Compo GmbH, was Group Finance Director of Ströer Media AG and held various senior management positions in the finance departmentat Lafarge Roofing.
Stefan Hütwohl is a business graduate and studied at the University of Bamberg.
We assume responsibility.
DuMont has a strong social commitment to our society. With our fund-raising campaigns, we primarily support local projects for children and teenagers in difficult life situations. “Wir helfen” – that is not just a slogan; it is also what we do . Further support is provided for art and cultural projects. In addition, we feel that it is our duty to care for the environment and to handle the resources responsibly – especially in the production of our print products.
Support for children and teenagers in Cologne
In Cologne, DuMont supports children and teenagers in need, provides them with assistance and gives them prospects. The aim of the activities is to give them a better future in the cities and the regions. Every year, the association chooses a key issue such as violence, addiction, poverty or migration and integration. “Wir helfen ” stands for 100 % donations, as every cent is passed on to the projects and institutions without deductions. “Wir helfen ” is transparent: The Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger regularly reports, both in the printed newspaper and online, which institutions make an application, which are funded and who gets involved with the campaign for children and teenagers in need in Cologne.
The Board of Benefactors of the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud
At the Wallraf Richartz Museum, visitors experience an exciting journey through 700 years of art history. But without the Board of Benefactors of the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, the impressive collection featuring masterpieces of European art would not be possible. It funds the expansion and operation of the museum in Cologne, which presents works from the Middle Ages to the start of the 20th century – including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet, van Gogh and Munch. The Board of Benefactors of the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud was established in 1997. The association includes around twenty families, companies and institutions, including DuMont.
In memory of their son Spiridon Neven DuMont, who died young, publisher Professor Alfred Neven DuMont (†) and his wife Hedwig awarded the art prize for outstanding works by young artists studying at the Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM) in Cologne every year from 1998 to 2015. With € 7,500 to € 10,000 of prize money, the Spiridon Neven DuMont prize was the largest prize at a German art college. Spiridon himself was an artist and a student at KHM and, in spite of an artistic period that lasted just under five years, he left behind an extensive oeuvre of photographs, drawings and paintings. The award, which has now been stopped, aimed to support students and make further projects possible for them.
Environment, climate and energy
We are thinking of tomorrow.
Every company has a duty to protect the environment. This is not the only reason why DuMont has declared this idea to be part of its corporate policy. With a variety of measures, we take great care to conserve the environment. At our Cologne location, for example, some of the energy is obtained by cogeneration plants.
We stand for transparency.
DuMont is one of Germany’s largest, traditional media companies. The shareholders, the supervisory board, the executive board, the senior management, the managers, the employees and the representatives of their interests stand for compliance with legal standards and together they work on their social responsibility.
DuMont is committed to a culture of equal opportunities and tolerance. The company protects individual and collective rights, creates corporate, operational, social and societal values, develops these and protects them. A corporate culture is promoted where universal appreciation, trust, credibility, reliability, compliance, honesty and integrity are a matter of course and are lived out in practice. In this way, DuMont accepts its responsibility to society and creates trust amongst the general public and with its business partners.
On the basis of this these values and the culture, DuMont has set up a compliance management system that is based on a corporate culture of trust, personal responsibility and transparency and, in this sense, is whole heartedly endorsed by the representatives of the employees’ interests. Compliance with the laws and values is a self-evident maxim for everyone’s day-to-day actions.
In this way, the company provides a reliable orientation and creates a binding regulation for the people working for DuMont. The system protects both the company and the corporate values that have been established across all levels and all departments and to also protects the individual employee. It provides indications for legally compliant conduct and decision-making that can be reconciled with the corporate culture.
If an infringement of the compliance guidelines is suspected, this must be addressed openly. Members of the compliance committee can be contacted, as well as is the ombudsman service provided by DuMont. On request, anonymity is guaranteed as far as legally permissible.
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Johannes Dilling, LL.M.; Hohenstaufenring 29 - 37; 59674 Köln
Tel.: 0221 270 956 130; Fax. 0221 270 956 132
Bertram Hilden runs a print shop for commemorative publications and prayer books in Cologne. The history of our company starts with him.
His son Peter Hilden prints and publishes “Extra ordinariae relationes”, a newspaper written in Latin with its own reporters in The Hague, London, Paris, Brussels and Vienna and published by the University of Cologne.
The Schauberg heirs acquire the “Kölnische Zeitung”, which is published in their print shop.
Markus DuMont marries Katharina Schauberg at the age of 25 and acquires the “Kölnischer Zeitung” and the print shop for 1400 Reichsthaler.
Newspapers are printed on a high-speed press for the first time (König and Bauer).
Establishment of the head office in Breite Strasse with 62 employees and 9500 subscribers.
M. DuMont Schauberg sets up a pigeon post between Paris, Brussels and Aachen for a faster communication of stock prices. The “Kölnische Zeitung” publishes the first news transmitted by telegraph.
The “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger”, originally an advertising supplement in the “Kölnische Zeitung”, is published for the first time. It is transformed into an independent newspaper in 1890 and just three years later achieves a circulation of 44,500 copies.
After the licence requirement is lifted after the Second World War, the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” is published again. Initial circulation: 70,000 copies.
The book publishing company DuMont Buchverlag, which will become known throughout the world for its art books and travel guides, is established.
The studio dumont is established.
The EXPRESS ]arrives on the market and evolves over the following years to become one of the most important tabloid newspapers in Germany.
M. DuMont Schauberg acquires a 20 % holding in the “Kölnische Rundschau”.
In the new print shop in Niehl, a rotary press is used for the EXPRESS for the first time.
The first edition of the “Mitteldeutsche Zeitung” (MZ) as an independent, non-partisan newspaper is published after the former SED district newspaper “Freiheit” was published for the last time. Shortly after this, the print shop and the publishing house are combined to form a German limited liability company.
Radio Köln, Radio Leverkusen, Radio Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, Radio Euskirchen, Radio Rur, Radio Erft and Radio Berg start broadcasting. M. DuMont Schauberg is involved in the operating companies for these radio stations.
The EXPRESS website goes live, the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger website follows in 1997.
The company moves into the newly built Neven DuMont building in Niehl as the new head office for the media group.
Take-over of the publishing and title rights of the “Kölnische Rundschau”.
M. DuMont Schauberg becomes the majority shareholder of the Frankfurter Rundschau.
M. DuMont Schauberg acquires a holding in the Haaretz Group, Tel Aviv.
M. DuMont Schauberg takes over all the shares in the previously state-owned Bundesanzeiger Verlag.
The DuMont publications are also available as mobile applications.
DuMont takes over Berliner Verlag, including the newspapers Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Kurier, as well as the Hamburger Morgenpost. Heinen-Verlag GmbH has a 35 % holding in Presse- und Medienhaus Berlin (PMB).
The editorial teams for the media group’s four subscription publications pool their activities in DuMont Redaktionsgemeinschaft.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung takes over the insolvent Frankfurter Rundschau.
The media group realigns itself with a programme for the future of “Perspektive Wachstum”. The focus is on the three business divisions of Regional Media, Business Information and Marketing Technology. The group services and external services are also brought together in DuMont Medien- und Management-Services. The print shops are also brought under uniform management.
M. DuMont Schauberg becomes DuMont Mediengruppe. The new umbrella brand includes a corporate design and an identity with distinct values.
DuMont Mediengruppe takes over the Berliner Verlag media group completely; hitherto, Heinen Verlag held 35 % of the shares.
DuMont takes over 75 % of Facelift brand building technologies GmbH, one of the leading providers of social media marketing software in Europe.
With a clear focus on the digital sector, DuMont Berliner Verlag has made a new start at the beginning of 2017. The move into a new building and the modern infrastructure finally remove the boundaries between print and digital media. Since then, the Berliner Zeitung and the Berliner Kurier have been creating content for all the services of both publications in one of the state-of-the-art newsrooms.
DuMont invests in the Munich-based censhare AG, a technologically leading provider of marketing cloud services, and takes over 36.5 % of the shares as an initial step.
DuMont and MADSACK agree on a strategic partnership and set up a joint editorial office for politics and business.
DuMont takes over DTAD Deutscher Arbeitsdienst AG. The Berlin company is a leading service for public and commercial data in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Hamburger Morgenpost Medien moves into the modern, new ottensenOPEN building which provides perfect conditions for multimedia work.
The data service area belonging to DuMont Business Information has had a new, independent name and logo since July: Validatis - valid. precise. precious.
After ten years as part of DuMont, the Berliner Verlag is hand over to new owners: The Berliners Silke and Holger Friedrich take over the publishing house with Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Kurier and Berliner Abendblatt, their digital offerings, BerlinOnline, the corporate publisher mdsCreative and the Berliner Zeitungsdruckerei.
The DuMont Business Information segment is growing: Reguvis takes over the seminar provider bav - Bremer Außenwirtschafts- und Verkehrsseminare GmbH and the seminar provider ZAK from Cologne.
Changes to the Regional Media division: DuMont sells the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung media group to the Bauer Media Group and Hamburger Morgenpost Median to the industrial engineer and digital manager Arist von Harpe.
DuMont is realigning its activities regarding the Regional Media business division. The company is merging its journalistic work activities into an integrated media company in Cologne which primarily focuses on the digital development of the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger and the EXPRESS.