Management

Hans-Joachim Watzke

 

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Hans-Joachim Watzke, born on 21 June 1959 in Marsberg (North Rhine Westphalia) was appointed as the managing director of Borussia Geschäftsführungs-GmbH by the presidential committee of the advisory board of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs- GmbH on 15 February 2005 at the climax of the existential crisis of Borussia Dortmund. Hans-Joachim Watzke has sole powers of representation and is exempted from the limitations of section 181 of the German Civil Code [BGB]. The business graduate [Diplom-Kaufmann], who grew up as a fan of Borussia Dortmund, is also the sole owner of Watex-Schutz-Bekleidungs-GmbH, a prominent manufacturer of protective clothing for workers and fire departments located in the Sauerland. Hans-Joachim Watzke has been a member of BV. Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund since 1996. From 1 July 2005 until 31 December 2005 he acted as the sole managing director of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH. He has been the chairman of the management since 1 January 2006.

 

 

Thomas Treß

 

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   Thomas Tress, born on 31 January 1966 in Riedlingen (Baden-Württemberg), was appointed as the second managing director by 11 October 2005 by the presidential committee of the advisory board of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH. Since 1 January 2006, Thomas Tress has been responsible for "finances" and "organisation," and like Hans-Joachim Watzke he has sole powers of representation and is exempted from the limitations of section 181 BGB. Furthermore, he acts as the managing director of the BVB group subsidiary Sports & Bytes GmbH. Thomas Tress, educated as a tax advisor, auditor, and business graduate [Diplom-Kaufmann], was a partner with general powers of representation in the auditing firm "RölfsPartner" before becoming a manager in Dortmund and was a key figure responsible in the restructuring of the Borussia Dortmund Group in the scope of this work.