Deutsche Messe, Hannover/Germany

Deutsche Messe, Hannover/Germany
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Deutsche Messe

Management & Supervisory Board

Every major international event takes more than a year to prepare for! This requires a lot of professional organization and support, as well as farsighted management with a clear and focused mission.

Members of the Board

Dr. Wolfram v. Fritsch

Dr. Wolfram v. Fritsch
Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch - Chairman of the Managing Board Deutsche Messe AG

Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch is the Chairman of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG based in Hannover, Germany. He was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2008 and took over the chairmanship on 1 July of that year.

In his executive role, he is responsible for the divisions Finance & Legal and Marketing & PR as well as HR, Auditing, Strategic Program Management and the Digital Office.

Von Fritsch also manages the subsidiaries Deutsche Messe Interactive (DMI), event it, Deutsche Messe Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Messe Energie GmbH, Travel 2 Fairs as well as Hannoversche Versicherungs-Vermittlung AG.

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Oliver Frese

Oliver Frese
Oliver Frese - Member of the Managing Board Deutsche Messe AG

Oliver Frese has been a member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG based in Hannover, Germany, since 1 May 2013.

He is responsible for the business divisions ICT & Digital Business "CeBIT", Technical Infrastructure, and Services as well as the Protocol department and the subsidiaries spring Messe Management GmbH, Messe Gastronomie Hannover GmbH, Fachausstellungen Heckmann GmbH and the holding company Gesellschaft für Verkehrsförderung GmbH.

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Dr. Andreas Gruchow

Dr. Andreas Gruchow
Dr. Andreas Gruchow - Member of the Managing Board Deutsche Messe AG

Dr. Andreas Gruchow has been a member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover, since 1 April 2008.

He is responsible for the business units Floor Coverings & Woodworking & Global Sales, Global Fairs & New Formats as well as the foreign subsidiaries and M&A. He represents the brands DOMOTEX, LIGNA, INTERSCHUTZ, BIOTECHNICA, didacta and SODEX.

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Dr. Jochen Köckler

Dr. Jochen Köckler
Dr. Jochen Köckler - Member of the Managing Board Deutsche Messe AG

Dr. Jochen Köckler has been a member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG based in Hannover, Germany, since 1 April 2012.

He leads the business unit Industries, Energy & Logistics with the global brand responsibility for the trade fairs in these industries. In Germany this includes, for example, HANNOVER MESSE and CeMAT, overseas PTC ASIA and WIN.

Köckler is also responsible for all guest events like EMO, IAA Commercial Vehicles or AGRITECHNICA as well as the departments Guest Events & New Trade Fairs and the subsidiaries Elektro Messehaus Hannover GmbH and Deutsche Messe Technology Academy GmbH.

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Shareholders

Registered shares are held in the company's nominal capital by Share of nominal capital
State of Lower Saxony
(via: Hannoversche Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH)
50.00 %
City of Hannover 49.871 %
Greater Hannover 0.129 %
Total 100 %

Supervisory Board

  • Mr Olaf Lies
    Minister for Economics, Labor and Transport of Lower Saxony and Deputy Prime Minister
  • Mr Stefan Schostok
    Lord Mayor of the City of Hannover
  • Mr Prof. Dieter Kempf
  • Mr Karsten Scheibe
    Chairman of the Works Council at Deutsche Messe AG
  • Mr Carl-Albrecht Bartmer
    President of DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V./German Agriculture Society)
  • Mr Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Dirks
    CEO of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG
    President of the BITKOM - Federal Association for Information Management, Telecommunications and New Media
  • Ms Susanne Geisel
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Ms Christiane Grobe
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Mr Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Helmrich
    Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG
  • Mr Axel Hennies
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Mr Dipl.-Ing Martin Kapp
    Managing Partner of KAPP GmbH Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik
  • Ms Dipl.-Oec. Christine Kastning
    Alderman of the City of Hannover, Capital of Niedersachsen SPD Council Chairman
  • Ms Christiane Kröning
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Mr Dr. Friedhelm Loh
    Chairman of the Board of Friedhelm Loh Group
  • Ms Antje Niewisch-Lennartz
    Minister of Justice, Lower Saxony
  • Mr Peter-Jürgen Schneider
    Minister of Finance, Lower Saxony
  • Mr Andreas Renschler
    Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for "Commercial Vehicles"
  • Mr Frank Röpke
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Mr Dirk Schulze
    First authorized representative, IG Metall Hannover
  • Mr Jens Seidel
    Chairman of the CDU parliamentary party in the council of the City of Hannover
  • Mr Karl-Heinz Streibich
    Chairman of the Board of Software AG