Annual Report 2022/2023

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 2022/2023 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


Dr Bernhard Pellens


Matthias Bäumer

Chairman of the Supervisory Board


Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board






(until 31 December 2022)










(since 8 March 



























































OCCUPATIONS (as at 30 June 2023)

Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, Essen


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


Managing partner of Bernd Geske Lean Communication, Meerbusch


Managing partner of JUVIA Verwaltungs GmbH, Cologne


Chief Executive Officer of PUMA SE, Herzogen­aurach
(until 31 December 2022)


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


Member of the North Rhine-Westphalia Landtag
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


General Manager BU Teamsport, PUMA SE, Herzogen­aurach




















OTHER FUNCTIONS on statutory supervisory boards and comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises
(as at 30 June 2023)



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

Member of the Supervisory Board of Tchibo GmbH, Hamburg

Board member at Essity (Aktiebolag), Stockholm, Sweden


Member and Chairman since 20 November 2022 of the Advisory Board of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH, Dortmund


Member of the Advisory Board of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH, Dortmund
(since 20 November 2022)




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

Member of the Supervisory Board of LVM Kranken­versicherungs-AG in Münster (non-listed company)

Member of the Supervisory Board of LVM Lebens­versicherungs-AG in Münster (non-listed company)
(since 1 May 2023)



The Audit Committee, which was formed in financial year 2021/2022 and whose members are Prof. Bernhard Pellens (Chairman), Mr Ulrich Leitermann (Deputy Chairman) and Ms Silke Seidel, met four times in financial year 2022/2023.

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:

Management (graphics)

7th match day / 17.09.2022

BVB - Schalke 04 1:0

Sporting Highlights