Statista Leadership Change: Marc Berg Takes Over as CEO

GERMANY. Hamburg: In a significant announcement, Statista reveals a leadership transition. Effective January 1, 2024, founders Dr. Friedrich Schwandt (CEO) and Hubert Jakob (COO) will transition to the positions of chairmen, while Marc Berg assumes the role of the new CEO, responsible for steering Statista’s strategic direction and day-to-day management. Marc Berg, with a robust history in leadership and a deep understanding of digital business models from his previous roles as CEO at FREENOW and Klarna DACH, joined the company on October 1, 2023.

Expressing enthusiasm about his new role, Marc Berg acknowledges the founders’ successful establishment of Statista as an innovative industry pioneer. He looks forward to collaborating with them and the motivated team to drive growth and provide customers with innovative products and services.

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The founders, Dr. Friedrich Schwandt and Hubert Jakob, share their thoughts on the transition. Dr. Schwandt highlights Berg’s strong focus on sales and operational business, considering him the ideal candidate for Statista’s ongoing internationalization. Hubert Jakob expresses pride in establishing Statista as a trusted global source and believes that Berg, with his strategic vision, is the perfect fit for leading the company into its next phase of development.

As one of the world’s leading data and business intelligence platforms, Statista empowers individuals worldwide to make fact-based decisions. With its premier destination,, offering insights on 80,000 topics from 40,000 sources across over 170 industries, the company continues to play a pivotal role in shaping data-driven decision-making. Founded in Germany in 2007, Statista now operates with a diverse team of approximately 1,400 professionals across 13 global locations.

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Statista has transformed into a premier provider of market intelligence, achieving global significance in an industry dominated by internationally positioned companies. Despite its acquisition by Ströer SE & Co. KGaA in 2015, the company, under founder leadership, has maintained its success and currently boasts a workforce of over 1,400 individuals across 13 global locations, with 75 percent of its revenue originating outside the DACH region.

As per Statista’s own publications, the platform provides access to over 1,000,000 statistics covering 80,000 topics, sourced from more than 22,500 outlets across over 150 countries. As of December 2022, it records an impressive monthly access rate of 31 million visits.

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