Markus Dohle

As CEO of Penguin Random House since July 1, 2013, Markus Dohle leads the world’s largest trade book publisher, with operations in 20 countries and sales into over 100. He oversees Penguin Random House’s worldwide publishing divisions, whose 250 editorially independent imprints publish 15,000 new adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction titles annually in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Each year, Penguin Random House sells more than 700 million print, audio and e-books across the globe. Under Dohle, Penguin Random House’s mission is to foster a universal passion for reading by partnering with authors to help create stories and communicate ideas that inform, entertain, and inspire, and to connect them with readers across the globe. Penguin Random House’s worldwide roster of fiction and non-fiction writers includes many of the world’s most widely read and beloved authors, more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates, and over 100 Pulitzer Prize winners. As a member of the Bertelsmann Executive Board, Dohle and his Board colleagues are responsible for setting the strategic direction for one of the world’s foremost media companies. Additionally, he is Vice Chairman of the Association of American Publishers, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Book Foundation, and on the International Advisory Committee of the Atlantic Council. He joined the PEN America Board in 2016.