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Hubert Burda      

Art Historian and Publisher; CEO and Owner of Hubert Burda Media

Hubert Burda is a German art historian and publisher. He is CEO and owner of Hubert Burda Media, publishing more than 250 magazines inside and outside Germany, including Focus and Bunte.

Hubert Burda is president of the association of German magazine publishers, co-founder of the European Publishers Council as well as council member of the World Economic Forum. His commitment to cultural endeavours includes the Hermann Lenz Award for German lyrics, formerly the Petrarca Prize, which was first awarded in 1975.

He is chairman of the Council of the Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-University, and he is the founder of the Hubert Burda Centre for Innovative Communications at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. In 2001, in memory of his late son Felix from his first marriage, Burda established the Felix Burda Foundation dedicated to the early detection and prevention of colon cancer.

Through his active involvement in Partners in Tolerance, Burda supports Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. In October 1999 he received the Interfaith Gold Medallion from the International Council of Christians and Jews for his services to German–Jewish reconciliation. In 2005, together with German publishing houses, he initiated the project Paten für Toleranz to support the Jewish Centre Jakobsplatz in Munich.


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