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

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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

wirkaufendeinauto.de, Autohero, AUTO1.com

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2012

Year of Foundation

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#1

European Automotive Platform

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30+

Markets

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586,000+

Cars Sold in 2023

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€5.5bn

Revenue in 2023

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3,000,000+

Private Customers

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5,500

Employees

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60,000+

Active Dealers

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430+

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

2012
July
To create an easier way to sell used cars, Christian Bertermann & Hakan Koç founded AUTO1 Group.
August
We launched the wirkaufendeinauto.de product, revolutionising the sale of privately owned cars in Germany.
2013
January
We launched AUTO1.com, creating a wholesale platform for professional car dealers.
2014
December
In less than three years, the number of vehicles traded on AUTO1 Group platforms neared 30,000.
2015
July
We launched AUTO1.com Remarketing, enabling dealers to sell their cars hassle-free to our professional partner network.
2016
November
We launched AUTO1.com apps on iOS and Android, improving the speed of trading used cars online between professional partners across Europe.
2017
November
We launched Autohero, the retail brand that creates the best consumer experience for buying a car online in Germany.
2018
April
We hit a significant milestone! We have traded more than 1 million cars across our platforms since AUTO1 Group's inception.
2019
March
wirkaufendeinauto.de and the network of sister brands reached over 400 pick-up locations across Europe.
2020
January
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.
April
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.
August
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

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

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

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

CFO


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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Hakan Koç

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Presidential and Nomination Committee, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the Marketing and Branding Committee (Shareholder Representative)


Hakan Koç co-founded AUTO1 Group in 2012 and is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AUTO1 Group. Since 2023, Hakan has been the Founder and CEO of 1GLOBAL. He served as co-CEO of AUTO1 Group 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

Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, Member of the Presidential and Nomination Committee, Member of the ESG Committee (independent of company and major shareholders)


Lars Santelmann is the Vice-Chairman 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 Management Board of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, responsible for all Sales and Marketing activities and the regions of Europe and Latin America. Afterward, Lars was appointed as CEO of Volkswagen Financial Services AG and held this position until February 2022. He is currently a Senior Executive Advisor at Deloitte GmbH and a Consultant at Green Enesys GmbH.

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Sylvie Mutschler-von Specht

Member of the Supervisory Board, Chairwoman of the ESG Committee, Member of the Presidential and Nomination 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 founded her own retail company, which she sold in 1995. Since then, she has been managing her Family Office, focusing on developing 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. She studied economics at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the USA and graduated with an MBA.

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Claudia Frese

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


Claudia Frese is a member of the Supervisory Board of AUTO1 Group. She has a renowned career in technology and e-commerce, having held key leadership roles at eBay GmbH, where she worked for seven years in various positions, including Head of Consumer Strategy and Head of Product Management. She was Head Online at adviqo GmbH from 2009 to 2013. From 2014 to 2020, she served as Chairwoman of the Management Board at MyHammer AG. Currently, she is the Chairwoman of the Management Board at STRATO AG as well as a member of the Management Board at IONOS SE, and IONOS Holding SE. Claudia holds a Diploma in Regional Studies Latin America from the University of Cologne and Humboldt-University of Berlin.

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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. She then 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 in Public Affairs from IEP in Paris.

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Christian Miele

Member of the Supervisory Board, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee (independent of company and major shareholders)


Christian Miele is a member of the Supervisory Board of AUTO1 Group. He has a distinguished background in e-commerce, finance, and entrepreneurship. Since 2015, he has been the General Partner Europe at Headline Management GmbH. From 2019 to 2023, he served as Chairman of the Board of the German Startup Association. Previously, Christian was Senior Vice President and Interim Chief Marketing Officer at Kreditech SSL GmbH and Founder and Managing Director of Todaytickets GmbH. He also held the position of Director of Global Venture Development at Rocket Internet AG. Christian holds a Master of Finance from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business - East Asian Management from Cologne Business School.