Pandemic triggers restructuring: Messe Münche...
Pandemic triggers restructuring

Messe München reduces board of management by half

Photo: Messe München

Messe München is restructuring its management: Klaus Dittrich, Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel will head Messe München in future. Falk Senger and Monika Dech will leave the board, but remain in the company in other managerial roles and return to their previous positions as authorised signatories and department heads on July 1, 2021. Gerhard Gerritzen will also leave the management team when he retires on August 1. The company had already announced at the start of 2021 that it would halve its six-headed board of management due to a drastic plunge in revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lasting changes brought on by the pandemic have induced Messe München to take comprehensive steps to safeguard the company's future. As part of this process, the company is systematically reshaping its business model, expanding its digital formats and intensifying its focus on customers. At the same time, the company is restructuring its organisation with the aim of increasing agility, flexibility and efficiency. In the light of these developments, the company's shareholders decided to reduce the number of members of the board of management by half. Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, who chairs the supervisory board of Messe München, explained the decision this way: "The trade fair industry is facing enormous change. The ability to react quickly and flexibly to new market conditions has never been more important. With this goal in mind, we are streamlining the organisation of Messe München to make it leaner and more efficient".
„The ability to react quickly and flexibly to new market conditions has never been more important.“
Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs
"We continue to firmly support Messe München in its role as one of the region's leading economic factors. We believe that the future of Messe München is in very good hands under the leadership of Klaus Dittrich, Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer and Stefan Rummel. We will continue to support their efforts to safeguard the company's long-term future. We would also like to thank Falk Senger, Monika Dech and Gerhard Gerritzen for their longstanding successful work at the company and for their tremendous personal commitment", said Dieter Reiter, Mayor of Munich and deputy chairman of the supervisory board.