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.

Volker Bischoff

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

At the end of 1999, when the company was converted to a stock corporation, Volker Bischoff was appointed Chief Financial Officer of CTS EVENTIM AG. Prior to this, the economics graduate had served as Commercial Director at the Bremen-based KPS Group, responsible for the Group companies since 1996, and before that was the Head of the Tax Department and Chief Auditor of the Internal Audit Department at a branch office of a renowned German firm of public certified accountants. As Chief Financial Officer, Bischoff is responsible for Finance Operations, Controlling, M&A, and Group Accounting.

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 5.4.1 of the German Corporate Governance Code (DCGK)

Dr Bernd Kundrun, Hamburg

Managing Partner, Start 2 Ventures GmbH, Hamburg

(Last updated 20 May 2019)  

Personal information

  • 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 background

  • 1984-1993 Bertelsmann Club GmbH (most recently Managing Director)
  • 1993-1997 Premiere Medien GmbH (Managing Director)
  • 1997-2009 Gruner + Jahr (most recently Chairman & CEO)
  • 2000-2009 Bertelsmann AG (Executive Board)
  • since 2009 Start 2 Ventures GmbH (Managing Partner )

Membership in statutory supervisory boards in Germany

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

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies

  • RTL Group, Luxembourg (Board of Directors)
  • NZZ AG, Zurich/Switzerland (Board of Directors)
  • Comecave GmbH, Dortmund (Member of the Advisory Board)
  • Gut.org Gemeinnützige AG, Berlin (Honorary Chairman)
  • Gilde Buy Out Partners AG, Zurich/CH (Member of the Advisory Board) 

Prof. Jobst Plog, Hamburg

Attorney-at-law in Hamburg

(Last updated 20 May 2019) 

Personal information

  • Year of birth: 1941
  • Place of birth: Hannover
  • 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 background

  • 1970 - 1977 Attorney-at-law in Hannover
  • 1977 - 1980 In-house counsel to Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) [public-service broadcaster] in Hamburg
  • 1980 - 1991 Deputy Director-General of NDR
  • 1991 - 2007 Director-General of NDR
  • 1993/1994 and 2003/2004 Chairman of ARD [public-service broadcaster]
  • 1998 - 2002 (on the side) President of the German/French cultural channel ARTE
  • 2009 - 2016 President of EURIMAGES at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg
  • Since 2007 Attorney-at-law in Hamburg

Membership in statutory supervisory boards in Germany

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

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies

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

Government Director of the Federal Republic of Germany's Permanent Representation to the EU, EU Cultural Policy, Audiovisual Media, EU Sports Policy

(Last updated 20 May 2019) 

Personal information

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

Education

  • 1998-2003 Studied Law, Universität Hamburg
  • 2003-2007 Doctorate in International Law, Universität Hamburg
  • 2005-2008 Legal clerkship, Hanseatisches OLG (Hanseatic Higher Regional Court), Hamburg

Professional background

  • 2008-2010 Foreign Affairs Officer of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • since 2010: Spokesperson at the Commissioner for Culture and Media; since 2015: seconded to the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU

Membership in statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA (Supervisory Board member)
  • EVENTIM Management AG (Supervisory Board member)

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies 

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Justinus J.B.M. Spee, Badhoevedorp (NL)

Board Member, Stage Entertainment B.V. Amsterdam

(Last updated 20 May 2019) 

Personal information

  • Year of birth: 1965
  • Place of birth: Haarlem (NL)
  • Nationality: Dutch

Education

  • 1983 - 1988 Business Econometrics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (NL)

Professional background

  • 2005 – 2012 Managing Director Alvarez & Marsal (London, UK/ Amsterdam, NL)
    • 2007 – 2009 Interim CFO Schefenacker (Stuttgart)
    • 2006 – 2007 Interim CFO Dorint (Düsseldorf)
  • 2010 – 2011 CFO Endemol (Amsterdam, NL)
  • 2011 – 2014 CEO Endemol (Amsterdam, NL)
  • 2015 – 2017 CEO Stage Entertainment (Amsterdam, NL)

Membership in statutory supervisory boards in Germany

  • CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA (Deputy Supervisory Board Chairman) 
  • EVENTIM Management AG (Deputy Supervisory Board Chairman) 

Membership in comparable supervisory bodies

  • Brunel N.V., Amsterdam/NL (Supervisory Board member)
  • Asito Diensten Groep S.E., Almelo/NL (Supervisory Board member)
  • Redevco B.V., Amsterdam/NL (Member of the Advisory Board)  
  • Duinrell B.V., Wassenaar/NL (Supervisory Board Chairman)
  • Panther Media Group, Dubai/VAE (Supervisory Board member)
  • Stichting OLVG, Amsterdam/NL (Supervisory Board member) 

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