11.07.2019, Germany/Luxembourg, Bertelsmann/RTL Group
Rolf Hellermann will chair the new Technology and Data Advisory Board of Bertelsmann in addition to his duties as CEO of Arvato Financial Solutions. Rhys Noelke moves to the Bertelsmann’s Corporate Centre as Senior Vice President Technology & Data.
At its Management Meeting in Gütersloh at the beginning of May, Bertelsmann had announced the establishment of a Technology and Data Advisory Board. Now this advisory body, which met a few days ago in Berlin for its constitutive meeting, is taking shape: it will be headed by Rolf Hellermann, CEO of Arvato Financial Solutions. In his new, additional role, Hellermann will be supported by Rhys Noelke, currently Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development at RTL Group, among others. Noelke will move to Bertelsmann’s Corporate Centre in Gütersloh on 1 September 2019. As Senior Vice President Technology & Data, he will report to Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe and will work closely with Rolf Hellermann.
Rolf Hellermann and Rhys Noelke
Rolf Hellermann began his career at Bertelsmann in 2004, at the Corporate Centre. In 2012, he took over as head of Bertelsmann’s central Controlling and Strategy department, and in July 2015 he was additionally appointed to the Arvato Board as Chief Financial Officer. Hellermann has served as CEO of Arvato Financial Solutions, based in Verl and Baden-Baden, since November 2018. He was appointed to the Bertelsmann Group Management Committee in January 2019.
Rhys Noelke has held successive positions at RTL Group in Luxembourg since 2007. Since 2015, he has led the strategy department and, above all, expanded the group’s competencies in digital video, ad tech and data. Since 2016, he has also coordinated the Bertelsmann Data Exchange Initiative, which promotes synergies and knowledge transfer in the fields of Data and AI.