Organisation of management and control

Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH, the general partner of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA, is responsible for management and representation of the latter. Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH is for its part represented by Managing Directors Hans-Joachim Watzke (Chairman), Thomas Treß and Carsten Cramer; its sole shareholder is Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund.

The following chart shows the structures and responsibilities as between Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA and Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH:

Organisation of management and control (graphics)

The Supervisory Board of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA, which is appointed by the Annual General Meeting, has limited rights and duties. It has no authority with respect to matters involving personnel, i.e., no authority to appoint and dismiss managing directors at Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH or to stipulate the terms of their contracts. Nor is the Supervisory Board authorised to adopt internal rules of procedure or to define a list of transactions requiring its consent on behalf of the general partner. Rather, such rights and duties are vested in the governing bodies of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH, namely its Advisory Board and the Executive Committee created by the Advisory Board.

The members of the Company’s Supervisory Board waived 33.33% of their Supervisory Board remuneration in financial year 2020/2021. Their names, occupations and their further responsibilities on other management bodies are listed below:

SUPERVISORY BOARD of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA

Gerd Pieper


Christian Kullmann


Bernd Geske


Peer Steinbrück


Ulrich Leitermann


Bjørn Gulden


Dr. Reinhold Lunow


Silke Seidel


Bodo Löttgen


Judith Dommermuth



Deputy Chairman




(until 19 November 2020)












(since 19 November 2020)




















FULL REMUNERATION PAYABLE FOR 2020/2021 (EUR '000) (received by the members after waiving all remuneration in accordance with IAS 24.17 (a) in the 2020/2021 financial year).







































OCCUPATIONS (as at 30 June 2021)

Retired; former
Managing Director of Stadt-Parfümerie Pieper GmbH, Herne


Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, Essen


Managing partner of Bernd Geske Lean Communication, Meerbusch


Senior Advisor to the Management Board of ING-DiBa AG, Frankfurt am Main


Chairman of the Managing Boards of group parent companies of the SIGNAL IDUNA Group, Dortmund (SIGNAL Kranken­versicherung a.G., Dortmund; SIGNAL IDUNA Lebens­versicherung a.G., Hamburg; SIGNAL IDUNA
Unfall­versicherung a.G., Dortmund; SIGNAL IDUNA Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Dortmund)


Chief Executive Officer of PUMA SE, Herzogen­aurach


Medical Director of Praxisklinik Bornheim, Bornheim


Senior Executive at Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG and Managing Director of Hohenbuschei Beteiligungs­gesellschaft mbH, Westfalentor 1 GmbH and Dortmund Logistik GmbH, all in Dortmund


Chair of the CDU parliamentary group in the state parliament of North Rhine- Westphalia, detective chief inspector (Kriminal­haupt­kommissar) (ret.), public administration graduate


Managing partner of JUVIA Verwaltungs GmbH, Cologne




















OTHER FUNCTIONS on statutory supervisory boards and comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises (as at 30 June 2021)

Member of the Advisory Board of Borussia Dortmund Geschäfts­führungs-
GmbH, Dortmund






Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Clear-VAT Aktien­gesellschaft, Berlin


Member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dortmunder Volksbank eG, Dortmund; Member and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sana Kliniken AG, Ismaning


Chairman of the Board Salling Group A/S, Braband, Denmark (since 6 March 2020); Member of the Supervisory Board of Tchibo GmbH, Hamburg


Member of the Advisory Board of Borussia Dortmund Geschäfts­führungs GmbH, Dortmund







Within Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA there are seven independent functional areas below the management level, namely, “Sports”, “Sales, Marketing & Digitalisation”, “Communications”, “Human Resources”, “Organisation”, “Finance” and “Legal & IR”. The responsible employees and the functional organisational areas of which they are in charge are shown in the chart below:

Functional areas of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien, Dortmund

Management (graphics)

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