Meet the Executive Board

The Berner Group is managed by an Executive Board, consisting of two members, which is successfully promoting the transformation of our entire corporate group.

CEO Christian Berner

Christian Berner

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Christian Berner, born in 1984, took over as CEO of the Berner Group in 2012 after having been appointed to the Supervisory Board in 2011. The graduate economist launched the transformation of the Group to make it a customer-oriented and digitalised company. He is responsible for Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Corporate Communications, Human Resources International and Change Management and is also the spokesman for the Group Executive Board. In 2019 Christian Berner was included in the "Hall of Fame - next Generation" of the Handelsblatt and the Family Business Foundation - for his special achievements in connection with the transformation and digitalization of the Berner Group. In 2020 Christian Berner was appointed to the Advisory Board Digital Economy by the Minister of Economic Affairs, Digitization, Innovation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

CFO Peter Spitlbauer

Peter Spitlbauer

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Peter Spitlbauer has been responsible for Corporate Controlling, Corporate Finance and Corporate Auditing since April 2020. He holds a degree in business administration and has many years of experience in building up national and international wholesale business. Peter Spitlbauer has held various management positions. His last position was CFO at Saturn Deutschland GmbH.

CSMO Arthur Jaunich

Arthur Jaunich

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO)

In his role as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO), Mr. Jaunich will be taking over the position held briefly by me on an interim basis within the omnichannel trading business model. The regional senior VPs will also report directly to him, along with the sales and marketing division managers. Arthur Jaunich holds a PhD in economics. He possesses extensive expertise in the automotive supplier industry and in the global distribution of materials and industrial components. This expertise has been built up the course of many years working at notable national and international companies. Such roles include his work at the management consultancy McKinsey, CEO of Benteler Distribution International and other leadership functions in the Benteler Group.