Jean-Paul is the Chief Scientist of Hubert Burda Media - a global media company. He is also the founder and CEO of 10betterpages GmbH.
He also serves on different board most notably on the Board of Directors of XING AG (a leading online professional network) and as a director at Hackfwd.
He was the CTO and CEO of Burda Digital from 1996 to 2003.
Jean-Paul received a Master's Degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Louvain. He is currently enrolled in a post-graduate program in Computer Science at Stanford University.
Jean-Paul is fluent in French, English, German and Dutch. He is an avid mathematician, hardware hacker and is fluent with all the latest software technologies. His twitter name is @jpschmetz
Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany´s largest media companies. It comprises the divisions Domestic Publishing, Foreign Publishing, Digital and Printing. This ‘Four Pillar Strategy’ has been making the Hubert Burda Media Group strong and enabled its stable growth.
Burda publishes 313 magazines, of them 229 magazines outside of Germany. The main focus of the company's international media activities (Publishing and Digital Business) is placed on the growing markets of Eastern Europe, Turkey and Asia. Burda Digital pools Hubert Burda Media’s successful growth companies with a focus on business-to-consumer operations. These include, firstly, the group’s strategic internet activities, such as Burda ConsumerTech Group, the shareholding in Tomorrow Focus AG, DLD, Burda Direkt Services and Xing AG, and secondly the Burda Digital Ventures financial investment portfolio.