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 names of the members of the Company’s Supervisory Board in the 2021/2022 financial year, their right to remuneration, their occupations and their further responsibilities on other management bodies are listed below:

SUPERVISORY BOARD of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA

Christian Kullmann


Ulrich Leitermann


Bernd Geske


Judith Dommermuth


Bjørn Gulden


Dr. Reinhold Lunow


Silke Seidel


Bodo Löttgen


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pellens


Gerd Pieper

(since 25 September 2021 / Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board until 24 September 2021)


Deputy Chairman (since 25 September 2021)














(since 2 December 2021)


Retired (Chairman of the Supervisory Board until 24 September 2021)



























































OCCUPATIONS (as at 30 June 2022)

Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, Essen


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)


Managing partner of Bernd Geske Lean Communication, Meerbusch


Managing partner of JUVIA Verwaltungs GmbH, Cologne


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


Professor of International Corporate Accounting at Ruhr University Bochum, Academic Director of the Institute of Management (ifu) at Ruhr University Bochum and Honorary Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, China


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




















OTHER FUNCTIONS on statutory supervisory boards and comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises (as at 30 June 2022)



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
Board member at Essity (Aktiebolag), Stockholm, Sweden (since 24 March 2022)


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






Member of the Supervisory Board of LVM Land­wirtschaftlicher Versicherungs­verein Münster a. G. in Münster (non-listed company)
Member of LVM Kranken­versicherungs-AG in Münster (non-listed company)


Member of the Advisory Board of Borussia Dortmund Geschäfts­führungs-GmbH, Dortmund (until 21 November 2021)

At its meeting on 2 December 2021, the Supervisory Board of Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA resolved to form an Audit Committee and appointed its members. Dr Bernhard Pellens was elected Chairman of the Audit Committee, Mr Ulrich Leitermann as Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee and Ms Silke Seidel as a member of the Audit Committee.

Within Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA there are eight independent functional areas below the management level, namely, “Sports”, “Communications”, “Human Resources”, “Organisation”, “Finance”, “Legal & IR”, “Marketing & Digitalisation” and “Internationalisation/Commercial Partnerships”. The responsible employees during the reporting period 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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