With entrepreneurial passion, we build the best way to buy and sell cars online
AUTO1 Group is Europe’s leading digital automotive platform for buying and selling used cars online. We offer a quick and easy way for consumers and professional car dealers across Continental Europe to sell and buy used cars at haggle-free prices through our established platforms. We offer the largest selection of used cars in more than 30 countries, across more than 80 brands and all price points. AUTO1 Group sold nearly 600,000 vehicles via our websites and apps in 2021.
We have a strong team focused on building the leading used car business across Europe.
We are a business led by founders with an entrepreneurial spirit, longstanding industry experience, the proven ability to scale, and a lasting commitment to our mission.
AUTO1 Group at a glance
wirkaufendeinauto.de, Autohero, AUTO1.com
Year of Foundation
European Automotive Platform
Cars Sold in 2021
Revenue in 2021
Pick-up and drop-off Locations across Europe
Where we operate
AUTO1 Group operates in 30+ countries
CEO & Co-Founder
Christian Bertermann has served as CEO since he co-founded AUTO1 Group in 2012. He previously held roles as Head of Products at CityDeal and VP Products International of Groupon (after Groupon bought CityDeal). Christian holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Mannheim.
Markus Boser joined AUTO1 Group as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in 2016 and is responsible for all financial activities of the Group. Prior to joining AUTO1, Markus was Managing Director, Head of JPMorgan’s Technology, Media and Telecoms Investment Banking practice in EMEA, where he executed strategic M&A, equity and debt financings for a variety of high profile European technology and internet clients. He previously worked at Deutsche Bank as a Director in Technology Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets. Markus holds a J.D from Columbia University, an LL.M from Universität Tübingen and a B.A from the University of Virginia.
SVP Product & Marketing
Sören Lange is our SVP of Product & Marketing. Sören started at AUTO1 Group in 2013, and since 2015, has led pan-European Marketing activities. Recently, Sören’s responsibilities expanded to include Product Development leadership, as well.
Dr. Kevin Graham is our SVP Technology. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2013, Kevin worked as a Software Engineer at Groupon. Kevin holds a PhD in Mathematics from King's College London and completed postdocs in String Theory and Theoretical Physics in both Paris and Berlin.
SVP Sales & Operations
Dr. Moritz Lück is our SVP Sales & Operations. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2014, he spent several years at McKinsey & Company. Moritz studied Economics at the Universities of Kiel and Mannheim and holds a PhD in Behavioral Finance from the University of Hamburg.
SVP Northern Europe
Hamza Saber is our SVP Northern Europe and Managing Director of Autohero GmbH. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in early 2014, Hamza spent several years in Investment Banking, including roles in M&A, Corporate Finance, and Asset Management, working across the Automotive, Business Services, Retail and Technology & Media sectors in Frankfurt and London. Hamza holds an M.Sc in Business Administration and Information Systems from the Technical University of Darmstadt.
SVP Southern Europe
Berkan Limon is our SVP Southern Europe. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2015, Berkan was Chief Operations Officer at Pepperbill GmbH and Director of Operations DACH at DailyDeal GmbH. He holds a Master of Science from the University of Kiel.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Presidential and Nomination Committee, Member of the Audit Committee (independent of company and major shareholders)
Dr. Gerhard Cromme is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at AUTO1 Group. He is one of the most distinguished German managers with a long-standing career in the industrial sector. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group’s Supervisory Board, Dr. Cromme held the Chairman of the Supervisory Board position at Siemens AG and the Co-Chairman of the Management Board position and later the Chairman of the Supervisory Board position at thyssenkrupp AG. He was also a Member of the Supervisory Boards at Allianz SE, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, E.ON AG, BNP Paribas S.A., Suez S.A., Volkswagen AG, ABB Ltd., Axel Springer SE, Thales S.A., Compagnie de Saint-Gobain and ODDO BHF Group. Between 2002 and 2008, Cromme also served as Chairman of the Government Commission responsible for the development of the “Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex”. More recently, he has become a key supporter of the digital start-up and venture community as a business angel and investor. He currently also holds Chairman positions at Aroundtown SA and Target Global.
Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairwoman of the Marketing and Branding Committee (independent of company and major shareholders)
Vassilia “Nelly” Kennedy is a member of the Supervisory Board of AUTO1 Group. She started her career in Marketing & PR and held various positions in different companies, amongst others as Global Head of PR & Communications of Benetton Sportsystem/KÄSTLE SKI. Then she spent 12 years at adidas AG where she served as Global VP Digital & Relationship Marketing most recently. In 2013 Vassilia became Executive Director Digital at Condé Nast Publishing. And since 2015 she is part of Google’s leadership team in the role of Senior Global Managing Director Google Brand until today. She has a degree in psychology and public relations from the University of Vienna and holds a postgraduate diploma in international marketing from the University of California, Berkeley.
Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Presidential and Nomination Committee (independent of company and major shareholders)
Gerd Häusler is a member of the Supervisory Board of AUTO1 Group and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He started his career at the Central Bank of Germany, holding various positions, most recently as a member of the management board and member of the Central Bank council. He later moved to Dresdner Bank AG, where he served as a member of the management board and Chairman of its investment banking arm before joining the International Monetary Fund as Financial Counsellor of the Managing Director and Director of the international capital markets department. In 2006, Häusler became Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Lazard Ltd. After serving as a member of the Board of Directors of RHJ International and Deputy Chairman at Bayerische Landesbank, Häusler switched to join the Management Board of Bayerische Landesbank as CEO in 2010. He returned to the Supervisory Board in 2014 and served as its Chairman until 2018. From 2014 through 2016, he served as Chairman of BHF Kleinwort Benson, and since 2014 he is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Munich Re. More recently, in January 2020, Häusler became the Chairman of the Scope Foundation and its Board of Trustees. For more than 20 years, he has been a member of the Washington-based think tank Group of Thirty.
Member of the Supervisory Board and Co-Founder, Member of the Presidential and Nomination Committee, Member of the ESG Committee, Member of the Marketing and Branding Committee (Shareholder Representative)
Hakan Koç co-founded AUTO1 in 2012 and is a member of the Supervisory Board. He served as co-CEO until November 2020, when he left the Management Board to join the Supervisory Board and support the executive team on a strategic level. Prior to 2012, he held positions as Chief Product Officer at home24 SE and as an entrepreneur in residence at Rocket Internet SE. Hakan has a bachelor of laws from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.
Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the ESG Committee, Member of the Audit Committee (independent of company and major shareholders)
Lars Santelmann is a member of the Supervisory Board of AUTO1 Group. He is an automotive executive with a long-standing career at Volkswagen AG. After holding different key positions at Volkswagen, he became chief sales officer of SEAT S.A. in 2000. From 2005 until 2008 he served as chief- and authorized representative of Volkswagen Financial Services AG. In 2008 he became a member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG and was responsible for all sales and marketing activities as well as for the regions Europe and Latin America. Afterwards Lars was appointed as CEO of Volkswagen Financial Services AG and held this position until February 2022. At the moment he is a member of the Foundation Advisory Board of the University of Hildesheim.
Sylvie Mutschler von Specht
Member of the Supervisory Board, Member of the ESG Committee, Member of the Marketing and Branding Committee (independent of company and major shareholders)
Sylvie Mutschler von Specht is a member of the Supervisory Board of AUTO1 Group. She started her career in marketing and later went on to found her own retail company, which she sold in 1995. Since then, she has been managing her Family Office, focusing on the development of commercial real estate in Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Portugal and the United States. In 2007, Sylvie also founded Mutschler Ventures AG, which primarily invests in digital and technology companies during their early growth stages. She was one of the very early investors in AUTO1 Group.