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 over 615,000 vehicles via our websites and apps in 2019.
We have a strong team focused on building the leading used car business across Europe.
We are a founder-led business with an entrepreneurial spirit, longstanding industry experience, the proven ability to scale the business 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 2019
Revenue in 2019
Active Dealers in 2019
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations across Europe
Where we operate
AUTO1 Group operates in 30+ countries
Co-Founder & CEO
Christian Bertermann is our Co-Founder and CEO. Christian holds a diploma in management from the University of Mannheim in Germany. After graduation, Christian founded his first company in 2008 which developed digital marketing solutions. In 2010, he joined the Citydeal executive team to build and scale the company's technology platform to more than 40 countries. When Citydeal was acquired by Groupon USA, Christian was appointed Vice President Product International, leading a team of 120 engineers and product managers. In the summer of 2012, Christian left Groupon to found AUTO1 Group together with Hakan Koç – Europe’s leading digital automotive platform.
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 of Technology. 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. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2013, Kevin worked as a Software Engineer at Groupon.
SVP Sales & Operations
Dr. Moritz Lück is our SVP Sales & Operations. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2014, he worked 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 of Northern Europe and our Managing Director of Autohero GmbH. Hamza holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Information Systems from Darmstadt University of Technology. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group beginning of 2014, Hamza worked several years as professional advisor in the Investment Banking industry in the areas Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Asset Management in Frankfurt and London with sector focus on Automotive, Business Services, Retail and Technology & Media.
SVP Southern Europe
Berkan Limon is our SVP of Southern Europe. Berkan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kiel. Prior to joining AUTO1 Group in 2015, Berkan was the Director of Operations DACH at DailyDeal GmbH and Chief Operations Officer at Pepperbill GmbH.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Gerhard Cromme is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He has a doctorate in law from the University of Münster and studied law and economics in Lausanne and Paris. Gerhard Cromme has served on various Supervisory Boards in Germany and France. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of ThyssenKrupp and Siemens. In the last years, Gerhard Cromme is increasingly engaged in the digital start-up and venture capital community. He is Chairman of the Advisory Boards of Aroundtown and Target Global and member of the Supervisory Boards of Highview Power and eClear, among others.
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Andrin Bachmann has been the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2018. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Andrin is an experienced entrepreneur and investor in the TMT space. Earlier in his career, he was a co-founder of Glocalnet, a telecommunications company in Sweden, and a Partner at MC Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. In 2010, he founded Piton Capital, a venture capital firm in London focused on investing in businesses with network effects. He serves on the Boards of numerous technology and financial services companies.
Member of the Supervisory Board
Gerd Häusler is a member of the Supervisory Board. He holds degrees in law and economics from the University of Frankfurt am Main and Geneva. Prior to joining our Supervisory Board in 2018, he was CEO and Chairman of Bayerische Landesbank. Gerd is also a member of the Munich Re Supervisory Board.
Co-Founder of AUTO1 Group and Member of the Supervisory Board
Hakan Koç is our Co-Founder and Member of the Supervisory Board. Hakan has a bachelor of laws from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. He held senior management positions with Rocket Internet SE and was appointed Chief Product Officer at Home24 SE in 2011. In the summer of 2012, Hakan left Home24 to found AUTO1 Group together with Christian Bertermann.
Member of the Supervisory Board
Anthony Doeh is a member of the Supervisory Board. Mr Doeh holds a first-class master's degree in economics and management from Oxford University, and he currently serves as a Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. Prior to joining SoftBank, he was a Managing Director at Moelis & Company.