Halff named Bastei Lübbe c.e.o. in 'surprise move'

Halff named Bastei Lübbe c.e.o. in 'surprise move'

In a surprise move, Bastei Lübbe has named Carel Halff as the new c.e.o. and successor of Thomas Schirack, who left the German trade publishing group abruptly in mid-September.

The 66-year-old Halff is taking on the challenge of bringing the publicly-listed company back on track after a series of setbacks and disappointing financial performances along the way of transforming the publisher into a digital media company.

Bastei Lübbe hails the new man at the top as a long-time industry insider who can look back on a decades-long career in the German book industry. The general consensus is th...

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