Hubertus Primus (born 1 September 1955) is a lawyer, journalist and manager. At the present time (2011) he is the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine test and a member of the Management Board of Stiftung Warentest, the German consumer organisation.
Primus was born in Gersfeld (Rhön), Germany, the son of a former mayor of Gersfeld.
After his law studies at the Free University of Berlin, where he qualified as a lawyer in 1986, Hubertus Primus worked for Rechtsmagazin für die Wirtschaft till 1988, followed by two years as a freelance journalist specialising in legal issues and taxes for the Industriemagazin and Süddeutsche Zeitung. He then worked for Stiftung Warentest's magazine Finanztest where he was promoted to its Editor-in-Chief in 1993. In 1999 he became the Editor-in-Chief of Stiftung Warentest's other magazine test and Head of the Publications Division, as well as a member of the Management Board.
In March 2011, it was announced that Hubertus Primus would be appointed Stiftung Warentest's next Executive Director and successor to Werner Brinkmann as from 2012 – this was confirmed at the annual press conference on 12 May 2011.
Hubertus Primus and his wife, who was also born in Gerlsfeld, have four children. He is a board member of the Berlin sports club Zehlendorfer Wespen, responsible for marketing and public relations.Journalismus im Doppelpass von Internet und Zeitschrift, in: Der Kampf um die Öffentlichkeit - Wie das Internet die Macht zwischen Medien, Unternehmen und Verbrauchern neu verteilt, Verlag Luchterhand, Neuwied, Kriftel (2002), pp. 133 to 141
Der GmbH-Geschäftsführer - Rechte und Pflichten - Gründung und Organisation - Bilanz und Steuern - Formulare und Kosten - Kleinbetriebe und Ein-Mann-GmbH, 5th edition, Heyne, München (2001)
As editor: Start West - Ratgeber für Unternehmer und Existenzgründer in der DDR - Kredite, Leasing Kooperationen, Joint-Venture, Franchising, Firmenrecht, Service & Adressen, Geoconsult GmbH, Neu-Isenburg (1990)