With entrepreneurial passion, we build the best way to buy and sell cars online

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About us

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.

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.

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AUTO1 Group at a glance

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Year of Foundation

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European Automotive Platform

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Cars Sold in 2023

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Revenue in 2023

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Private Customers

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Active Dealers

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Pick-up and drop-off Locations across Europe

Where we operate

AUTO1 Group operates in 30+ countries

30+ Markets
100+ Logistic Centers
300+ Logistic Partners
430+ Pick-up and drop-off Locations

Key Milestones

To create an easier way to sell used cars, Christian Bertermann & Hakan Koç founded AUTO1 Group.
We launched the wirkaufendeinauto.de product, revolutionising the sale of privately owned cars in Germany.
We launched AUTO1.com, creating a wholesale platform for professional car dealers.
In less than three years, the number of vehicles traded on AUTO1 Group platforms neared 30,000.
We launched AUTO1.com Remarketing, enabling dealers to sell their cars hassle-free to our professional partner network.
We launched AUTO1.com apps on iOS and Android, improving the speed of trading used cars online between professional partners across Europe.
We launched Autohero, the retail brand that creates the best consumer experience for buying a car online in Germany.
We hit a significant milestone! We have traded more than 1 million cars across our platforms since AUTO1 Group's inception.
wirkaufendeinauto.de and the network of sister brands reached over 400 pick-up locations across Europe.
Just two years after hitting 1 million, AUTO1 Group passed the next significant milestone. We have traded more than 2 million cars on our platforms since AUTO1 Group's foundation in 2012.
We launched the "sell-from-home” solution on the wirkaufendeinauto.de network, allowing consumers to inspect their vehicles at home, which takes online car purchasing to the next level.
We launched the Remarketing evaluation app "EVA" on iOS and Android. Using EVA, partner dealers can quickly digitise their trade-in cars and start selling them via AUTO1.com in minutes.


wirkaufendeinauto.de and its sister brands are Europe’s leading specialists for the purchase of used cars. With over 400 drop-off locations across Europe, we offer our private customers a seamless way to sell their vehicles.

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Autohero is an innovative online platform for inspected used cars. We offer customers a convenient and secure car purchasing experience through a completely digitised process, from selection to payment. Autohero operates in 9 European countries.

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AUTO1.com is Europe’s largest wholesale platform for used cars. More than 60,000 professional partners across 30+ countries use AUTO1.com for the efficient sale and purchase of verified used cars.

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Leadership Team

Management Board

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Christian Bertermann

CEO & Co-Founder

Christian Bertermann has served as CEO since he co-founded AUTO1 Group in 2012. He previously held roles as Head of Product at CityDeal and VP Product International of Groupon (after Groupon bought CityDeal). Christian holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.

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Markus Boser


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.

Management Team

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Sören Lange

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.

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Kevin Graham

SVP Technology

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.

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Moritz Lück

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.

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Hamza Saber

SVP Retail

Hamza Saber is our SVP Retail 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.

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Berkan Limon

SVP Purchasing

Berkan Limon is our SVP Purchasing. 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.

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Anne-Kristin Müller

SVP People & Operations

Anne-Kristin Müller is our SVP People & Operations and joined AUTO1 Group in 2012. Anne studied Media and Communication Studies at the University of Mannheim and holds a Master of Arts in Communication in Social and Economic Contexts from the Berlin University of the Arts.

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Karol Niznik

SVP Production, Logistics & Procurement

Karol is our SVP Production, Logistics & Procurement and joined AUTO1 Group in 2014. Karol holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of Passau.

Supervisory Board

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Gerhard Cromme

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.

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Gerd Häusler

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.

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Hakan Koç

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.

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Lars Santelmann

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.

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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.

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Martine Gorce Momboisse

Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairwoman of the Marketing and Branding Committee (independent of company and major shareholders)

Martine Gorce Momboisse is a member of the Supervisory Board of AUTO1 Group. She started her career with different key positions at advertising agencies such as CLM BBDO. Then she spent eight years at Renault in France, where she most recently served as Director Brand Identity. In 2011 Martine became Senior Vice President, Marketing Services at the hospitality company ACCOR where she held several senior leadership roles until 2022, when she was Deputy Chief Brand Officer. Since then she has been a self-employed consultant. Martine holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from IEP in Paris.