Wilmar Diepgrond


Born on the 04.02.1953 in Haarlem in the Netherlands



  • Management with various shareholders: Private equity, publicly listed corporations, family-owned companies
  • Leadership competence in publishing-/educational companies
  • Realignment of companies, cost management and innovation
  • M & A, acquisition and integration of new companies
  • Interim management
  • long-standing experience in politics and administration as chairman of the German educational publishers association, "Verband Bildungsmedien"
  • Intercultural competence due to long-standing activity for international media groups and in the occupation as chair of the EPF (Educational Publisher Forum) within the IPA (International Publisher Association) with worldwide activities
  • Expert in the media industry with focus on education, national and international
  • Special knowledge in the field of vocational education 
  • Conceptualization and deployment of digital media solutions in schools as well as corporate learning.

Professional experiences



Foundation of EDUCATION EXPERT NETWORK GmbH and CEO of the company


2017 - 2018

Westermann Holding: Senior Consultant

Consultation of the executive board/management board, international operations, sales to major customers (?), representation of the publishing company in the "Verband Bildungsmedien"


Since 2017 

Chair "Educational Publisher Forum" (EPF)


2006 - 2018 

Chairman of Verband Bildungsmedien (Frankfurt/Main)


2001 - 2017

Bildungsverlag EINS 


2013 - 2017

Bildungsverlag EINS on behalf of the shareholder Westermanngruppe: Managing director, intgration of the company into a new structure


2007 - 2012

Bildungsverlag EINS on behalf of the shareholder Infinitas Learning / Bridgepoint Capital: Managing director Infinitas Learning Germany, Managing director Bildungsverlag EINS, Managing Director Jugend und Volk Austria, 


2001 - 2006

On behalf of Wolters Kluwer: Managing director Bildungsverlag EINS , merger of 5 previously independent companies into one new company Bildungsverlag EINS , Managing Director Education Germany


Professional qualification


Graduation Business administration  at the "Fachhochschule Köln"



German, English, Dutch (fluently)

Spanish (basic skills)