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. Jochen Köckler

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

Dr. Jochen Koeckler is chairman of the Managing Board of Deutsche Messe AG based in Hannover, Germany. He was appointed to the Board on 1 April 2012 and took over the chairmanship on 1 July 2017. In his executive role, he is responsible for the business units "Industry, Energy, Logistics" with the trade fairs in these industries and "Digital Business & Transformation". Koeckler is also responsible for the divisions Hosted Trade Fairs, Hosted Events & New Trade Fairs, HR, Auditing, Protocol and the Strategic Program Management.

In addition Koeckler oversees the subsidiaries Deutsche Messe Interactive (DMI), event it, Elektro Messehaus Hannover GmbH, Messe Energie GmbH, Deutsche Messe Technology Academy GmbH and Deutsche Messe Beteiligungsgesellschaft (DMB).

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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-Events, Technical Services and Services. Frese oversees the subsidiaries Fachausstellungen Heckmann GmbH, spring Messe Management GmbH, Messe Gastronomie Hannover 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 Finance & Legal, Floor Coverings & Woodworking, Global Fairs & New Formats & Global Sales, the International Subsidiaries (HANNOVER FAIRS International) and M&A as well as the division International Venue Management.

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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 (Chairman)
  • Mr Stefan Schostok
    Lord Mayor of the City of Hannover (Vice Chairman)
  • Mr Prof. Dieter Kempf
    President of BDI - Federation of German Industries (Vice Chairman)
  • Mr Karsten Scheibe
    Chairman of the Works Council at Deutsche Messe AG (Vice Chairman)
  • 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

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