Deutsche Messe, Hannover/Germany

Deutsche Messe, Hannover/Germany
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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. Koeckler
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" and "Services". 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 event it, Elektro Messehaus Hannover GmbH, Messe Energie GmbH, Deutsche Messe Technology Academy GmbH and Deutsche Messe Beteiligungsgesellschaft (DMB) such as spring Messe Management and Messe-Gastronomie Hannover 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 Technics, Finance & Legal, Floor Coverings & Woodworking & Digitalization, Global Fairs & New Formats & Global Sales and M&A. All international subsidiaries as well as “Fachausstellungen Heckmann” and “Gesellschaft für Verkehrsförderung GmbH“.

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Supervisory Board

  • Mr Dr. Axel von der Ohe
    Treasurer of the city of Hannover (Chairman)
  • Mr Dr. Bernd Althusmann
    Lower Saxony State Minister of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Digitalisation (Vice Chairman)
  • Mr Reinhold Hilbers
    Minister of Finance, Lower Saxony
  • Mr Olaf Lies
    Lower Saxony State Minister of Enviroment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection
  • Mr Jens Seidel
    Chairman of the CDU parliamentary party in the council of the City of Hannover
  • Ms Dipl.-Oec. Christine Kastning
    Alderman of the City of Hannover, Capital of Niedersachsen SPD Council Chairman
  • Mr Karsten Scheibe
    Chairman of the Works Council at Deutsche Messe AG (Vice Chairman)
  • Mr Axel Hennies
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Ms Christiane Grobe
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Ms Susanne Geisel
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Mr Frank Röpke
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Ms Christiane Kröning
    Employee representative, Deutsche Messe AG
  • Mr Dirk Schulze
    First authorized representative, IG Metall Hannover
  • Mr Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Loh
    Chairman of the Board of Friedhelm Loh Group
  • Mr Prof. Dieter Kempf
    President of BDI - Federation of German Industries (Vice Chairman)
  • Mr Andreas Renschler
    Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG with responsibility for "Commercial Vehicles"r
  • Mr Hubertus Paetow
    President of DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V./German Agriculture Society)
  • Mr Dipl.-Ing Martin Kapp
    Managing Partner of KAPP NILES company group
  • Mr Heiko Meyer
    Chairman of the Board of Hewlett-Packard GmbH, Member of Bitkom Presidium (Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media e.V., Berlin)
  • Mr Pekka Paasivaara
    Chairman of the Managing Board of HOMAG Group AG
  • Dr. Jan Mrosik
    Chief Operating Officer Digital Industries, Siemens AG

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