Management bodies

Management bodies

The EVENTIM Management AG Management Board

personally liable partner of CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA

Klaus-Peter Schulenberg

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Klaus-Peter Schulenberg has been active in the entertainment industry for more than 45 years. While still a student, he founded an artist management and event agency that organised concerts by Alice Cooper and the Rolling Stones in Germany. After founding and acquiring various other companies in the event industry, Schulenberg acquired the ticketing company CTS in 1996. In 2000, the company went public as CTS EVENTIM AG, and Schulenberg, as its largest shareholder and CEO, continues to be formative in its successful development into one of the world’s leading providers of ticketing and live entertainment. As Chairman of the Management Board, Schulenberg’s responsibilities include Corporate Strategy and Development, e-Commerce, Legal Affairs, Human Resources, and Communications.

Andreas Grandinger

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Andreas Grandinger has taken up his position as CFO of CTS EVENTIM as of 14 April 2020. He has many years of experience as CFO of listed companies.  A master of business administration, he was recruited from zooplus AG, an eCommerce company listed in the SDAX index, where he was CFO from 2013 to 2019. Prior to that, Andreas Grandinger held leading finance positions in Douglas Holding AG for almost ten years, most recently as CFO of the Parfümerie Douglas subsidiary.

Alexander Ruoff

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Alexander Ruoff became a member of the Management Board of CTS EVENTIM AG in July 2002. A graduate in business administration, his career led him to the Bremen-based Messerknecht Group in 1993, first as Director of Messerknecht CIM Consulting und Vertriebs GmbH, and later as Managing Partner of Messerknecht-Meister Informationssysteme GmbH and its subsidiaries Showsoft (ticketing) and Cargosoft (logistics). Shortly after the acquisition of Showsoft GmbH by the EVENTIM Group in 2001, Ruoff was appointed to the Management Board of CTS EVENTIM AG. As Chief Operating Officer, Ruoff is responsible for Sales, Marketing, IT, and International Business Development.

The Supervisory Board of
CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA

Profiles in accordance with Section C.14 of the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK)

Dr Bernd Kundrun, Hamburg

Managing shareholder of Start 2 Ventures GmbH, Hamburg

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA since November 2010

(Date: 25 May 2021)  

Personal details

  • Year of birth: 1957
  • Place of birth: Wuppertal
  • Nationality: German

Education

  • 1977-1982 Studied business administration at the University of Münster
  • 1982-1984 Studied business administration at the University of Innsbruck

Professional career

  • 1984-1993 Bertelsmann Club GmbH (most recently as manager)
  • 1993-1997 Premiere Medien GmbH (manager)
  • 1997-2009 Gruner + Jahr (most recently as CEO)
  • 2000-2009 Bertelsmann AG (member of the Management Board)
  • since 2009 Start 2 Ventures GmbH (managing shareholder)

Membership of statutory Supervisory Boards in Germany

  • CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
  • EVENTIM Management AG (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Membership of similar supervisory committees

  • NZZ AG, Zurich, Switzerland (Supervisory Board)
  • Gut.org Gemeinnützige AG, Berlin (Honorary Chairman)
  • Gilde Buy Out Partners AG, Zurich/CH (member of the Advisory Board)
  • Caseking GmbH, Berlin (Chairman of the Advisory Board)

Prof. Jobst Plog, Hamburg

Attorney-at-law in Hamburg

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA since May 2006

(Date: 25 May 2021) 

Personal details

  • Year of birth: 1941
  • Place of birth: Hanover
  • Nationality: German

Education

  • 1960 - 1965 Studied Law in Hamburg and Göttingen
  • 1965 - 1966 Studied Law and Politics at the Sorbonne in Paris
  • 1966 - 1970 Legal clerkship and 2nd State Exam

Professional career

  • 1970 - 1977 Attorney-at-law in Hannover
  • 1977 - 1980 In-house counsel to Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) in Hamburg
  • 1980 - 1991 Deputy Chairman of NDR
  • 1991 - 2007 Chairman of NDR
  • 1993/1994 and 2003/2004 Chairman of ARD
  • 1998 - 2002 (part-time) President of ARTE, the German-French arts channel
  • 2009 - 2016 President of EURIMAGES at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
  • Since 2007 Attorney-at-law in Hamburg

Membership of statutory Supervisory Boards in Germany

  • CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA (Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
  • EVENTIM Management AG (Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board)

Membership of similar supervisory committees

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Dr Juliane Thümmel, Brüssel-St.Gilles (Belgium)

Assistant Director at the German Permanent Mission to the EU, with responsibility for EU cultural policy, audiovisual media, EU sports policy

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA since May 2016

(Date: 25 May 2021) 

Personal information

  • Year of birth: 1977
  • Place of birth: Delmenhorst
  • Nationality: German

Education

  • 1998-2003 Jurisprudence studies at the University of Hamburg
  • 2003-2007 Doctorate in Public International Law, University of Hamburg
  • 2005-2008 Legal clerkship, Hanseatic Upper District Court, Hamburg

Professional career

  • 2008-2010 Head of Department at the German Foreign Ministry
  • since 2010: Head of Department at the Commissioner for Culture and Media, seconded since 2015 to the German Permanent Mission to the EU

Membership of statutory Supervisory Boards in Germany

  • CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA (Member of the Supervisory Board)
  • EVENTIM Management AG (Member of the Supervisory Board)

Membership of similar supervisory committees  

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Philipp Westermeyer, Hamburg

Managing shareholder of ramp106 GmbH, Hamburg

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA since May

(Date: 25 May 2021) 

Personal details

  • Year of birth: 1979
  • Place of birth: Essen
  • Nationality: German

Education

  • 1999 - 2003 Business administration studies in Dortmund, Paris and Quebec
  • 2003 - 2005 Business administration studies and Media studies in Hamburg

Professional career

  • 2005 - 2007 Assistant to the Supervisory Board Chairman of Gruner & Jahr AG
  • 2007 - 2008 Investment manager at Gruner & Jahr New Media Ventures
  • 2009 - 2015 Establishment and growth of various companies in the field of digital marketing and technology
  • since 2016 ramp106 GmbH (Managing Director)

Membership of statutory Supervisory Boards in Germany

  • CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA 
  • EVENTIM Management AG

Membership of similar supervisory committees

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of HASPA Finanzholding
  • Member of the Management Board of Hamburg Media School Stiftung

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