Katja Meinecke-Meurer Born is managing director and publisher of Tessloff Verlag. She is a trained bookseller and studied book science and began her editing career at the Gütersloh publishing house. This was followed by various positions at DirectGroup Bertelsmann, including head of non-fiction and bookseller purchasing at Club Bertelsmann and member of the executive board of Wissenmedia Verlag.
She was also the founder of initiale, an agency specializing in literary mediation and media production, from which she retired when she took over as managing director at Tessloff Verlag. and is considered a specialist in sales strategy, business model development and change management.