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.

 

 

Carsten Cramer

 

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  Carsten Cramer, born on December 23, 1968 in Münster, began his professional career as Managing Director and Head of Marketing at the traditional football club “Preußen Münster”. He then moved to sports rights marketing agency "Ufa" (later "Sportfive"). There Cramer was first as a Sportfive team leader at Hamburger SV and from 2002 to 2007, finally in the same capacity, at BVB. From 2007 to 2010, Cramer was responsible for the nationwide marketing and sales business as Senior Vice-President at Sportfive headquarter in Hamburg (now "Lagardère Sports"), before joining Borussia Dortmund on October 1, 2010 as Director of Sales & Marketing. For some years, the digitization and internationalization strategy has also been a major focus of his work. His other functions at BVB include the co-management of BVB Merchandising GmbH and Sports & Bytes GmbH as well as the board activity in the BVB Foundation "Leuchte Auf". As of March 1, 2018, Carsten Cramer was appointed as managing director of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH; he has joint representative authority with another managing director and is exempted from the restrictions of § 181 BGB.