Hubert Burda Media (often abbreviated as simply "Burda") is a German privately held, family-owned global media company with its origins in printing and magazine publishing. It is among Europes largest publishers and leading consumer-internet companies. Burda is headquartered in Offenburg and Munich and employs almost 10,300 people globally (2015). Since 2010, Paul-Bernhard Kallen has been serving as the companys CEO. Hubert Burda Media began as an Offenburg, Germany, printing facility in 1898, founded by Franz Burda I. The company expanded between 1898 and 1945 to include the production of dressmaking patterns and magazines. During the Second World War, Burda Media stopped publishing their 'S rag' magazine and only printed maps for the German General Staff. In 1949, Franz Burda II and his wife Aenne Burda began publishing women’s fashion magazines. In 2009 Burda ceased his print magazines Young, Tomorrow and Amica because of the print media crises.