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July 07, 2014

New supervisory board appointed

Peter Zühlsdorff is the new chairman of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin – Cornelia Yzer, the Berlin Senator for Economics, is its first deputy chairwoman

Berlin, 7 July 2014 – At its meeting today the supervisory board of Messe Berlin GmbH elected Peter Zühlsdorff (73) to the post of chairman. He takes his position on a board comprising high-profile members of international standing from commerce, industry and politics. The appointment of Peter Zühlsdorff, who is also chairman of the supervisory board of the Vivantes group of hospitals, means that after Hans-Joachim Kamp yet another experienced executive will be chairing the supervisory board of Messe Berlin.

Cornelia Yzer, the Berlin Senator for Economics, was appointed first deputy chairwoman of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin. Thomas Jaegler, chairman of the works council of the Messe Berlin group of companies, was elected to the post of second deputy chairman of the supervisory board.

The other members of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin are:

Ulrike Brabant, Manager Customer Services, MB Capital Services GmbH, Berlin

Jan Eder, General Director, Chamber of Commerce, Berlin

Thomas Ellerbeck, Member of the TUI AG Management Board, Group Director Corporate and External Affairs TUI AG, Hanover / Berlin

Klaus Feiler, Permanent Secretary Senate Department for Finance, Berlin

Ellen Funk, Chairwoman of the works council, Messe Berlin GmbH, Berlin

Ulrike Niggemann, Managing Director, Dr. Wolf Media / Fruchthandel Magazin, Düsseldorf

Dr. Alexander Pett, Managing Director, gfu Gesellschaft für Unterhaltungs- und Kommunikationselektronik mbH, Frankfurt/Main

Joachim Rukwied, President, German Farmers’ Association, Berlin

Dirk Schade, Project Manager IFA Public Media / Events, Messe Berlin GmbH, Berlin

Georg Walkenbach, Managing Director and Shareholder, Beurer GmbH, Ulm

Wolf-Dieter Wolf, Managing Partner, Grundkonzept Financial Services Wirtschaftsberatungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Berlin

Norbert Zeglin, Head of Subdepartment purchasing construction and technology Messe Berlin GmbH, Berlin

About Messe Berlin

In 2013, marking a turnover of 190 million euros, Messe Berlin concluded its most successful odd-numbered financial year in the company's entire history. Based on turnover and growth, Messe Berlin is among the world’s ten leading trade fair companies operating their own exhibition grounds. The company’s wide-ranging portfolio includes five global brands: the International Green Week Berlin, ITB Berlin / ITB Asia, IFA, InnoTrans and Fruit Logistica Berlin and Hong Kong. In addition to its in-house workforce of more than 700, through its activities Messe Berlin secures employment for more than 25,000 people. As such, Berlin and Brandenburg are among the largest employers as well as a driving force of the local economy and tourism. Every year 30,000 media representatives from Germany and abroad report on events in Berlin. In terms of the media coverage it attracts Messe Berlin is one of the capital’s most important ambassadors.

Press contacts:

Messe Berlin GmbH

Michael T. Hofer

Press Spokesman

and Group Press and

Public Relations Director

Messedamm 22

14055 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 3038-2270

Fax: +49 30 3038-2279


Dr. Christian Göke

(CEO), Ingrid Maass

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Peter Zühlsdorff

Commmercial Register: Amtsgericht (District Court) Charlottenburg, HRB 5484 B