Visitors at a trade fair

Creating values together with the markets

Service, innovation, perseverance and reliability – these are all attributes with which we at Messe Frankfurt are investing in interaction with our customers with a view to maximising their success. 

Messe Frankfurt represents diversity, with its product portfolio, its corporate culture and its employees around the world. Our company aims to think and plan far ahead. We do so by working closely together with the City of Frankfurt and the state of Hesse, with which close ties have been forged over the years.

As a trade fair company, we are constantly active in the interests of our sectors with our expertise and worldwide network – our focus is on the business interests of our exhibitors and visitors all over the world. Joint goals, concerted action, respect and fairness – this is all part of who we are and what we do.

Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt

‘Messe Frankfurt’s events are the world’s leading innovation platforms for their sectors and time and again set benchmarks for the future.’

Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Wolfgang Marzin, CEO

Since 1 April 2010
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Messe Frankfurt GmbH

Member of the Board of Directors of AUMA (Association of the German Trade Fair Industry); Member of the Board of Directors of UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry), Member of the Executive Committee of the German Chamber of Commerce in Austria

February - March 2010
Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt

2004 - 2009
CEO of Leipziger Messe

Honorary consul of Italy for the Free State of Saxony (2008-2009); Chairman of IDFA, Interest Group for German Trade Fair and Exhibition Cities (2007-2009)

2001 - 2004
CEO of GHM (Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH)

1997 - 2000
President of Messe Düsseldorf North America

1991 - 1996
Exhibitor Group Director at Messe München GmbH

1990 - 1991
Exhibition Manager at IMAG Internationaler Messe- und Ausstellungsdienst, Munich

1988 - 1990
Project Manager at forwarding company Schenker

Training to become a freight forwarding agent, Schenker, Munich
Studied business administration with a focus on foreign trade
Military service with the German Air Force,  medal of honour from the German Armed Forces

‘We orient ourselves towards the topics that will move our customers in the future and with our events accompany the changes taking place in their sectors, which are being driven at a rapid pace by digitalisation.’

Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board
Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board

Since October 2004
Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt GmbH

2000 - 2003
WPP Group, J. Walter Thompson, Worldwide
Chairman & CEO Central and Northern Europe

1998 - 2000
Joop! GmbH, Hamburg,
Managing Director

1993 - 1998
Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH, Lancaster Group Worldwide,
Vice President, International Marketing, Paris; Managing Director Marketing, Germany

1985 - 1993
Philip Morris International, Munich, New York, Tokyo,
most recently Marketing Manager Produkt Family Marlboro

Studied at the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, graduated with a degree in business management majoring in marketing and sales

Board of Management

Iris Jeglitza-Moshage

Since August 2015
Chief of Communications
Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group

Since September 2014
Head of Corporate Communications & Protocol (and continuing Senior Vice Technology)

Since September 2010
Senior Vice President Technology

2006 - 2010
Vice President Technical Fairs, Messe Frankfurt GmbH

2000 - 2006
Director of Marketing Communications for the trade fairs ISH, Light+Building, Automechanika, IFFA, The Design Annual, Texcare and Material Vision Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

1999 - 2000
Press work for technical fairs at Messe Frankfurt

1992 - 1999
Management position in the field of sales and customer communications, RheinEnergie in Cologne

1989 - 1992
Press work for industrial employers association IAV and metal and electronics industry association Verband der Metall- und Elektroindustrie Osnabrück – Emsland e.V.

1981 - 1988
Studies in Medieval and Modern History Communications and Political Science Georg August University, Göttingen

Jörg Seyffart

Since July 2023
Chief of Finance & Strategy

August 2017 - present day
Chief of Finance
Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group

2010 - present day
Vice President with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions projects, international subsidiary management, corporate and project research

2000 - 2010
Various managerial positions in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, subsidiary controlling and international subsidiary management
Fraport AG, Frankfurt am Main

1996 - 2000
Various positions (some managerial) in the financial division of the RAG Group, Essen
Ruhrkohle AG / RAG EBV AG / RAG Immobilien AG, Essen

1995 - 1996
Assistant to Head of Finance
Klöckner Werke AG, Duisburg

1989 - 1995
Studied for degree in Economics
Freiburg, Bonn

1987 - 1989
Training as bank officer
Bayerische Vereinsbank AG, Düsseldorf

Dr. Andreas Winckler

Since October 2017
Chief of Information Technology
Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group

2007 - 2017
General Manager, Messe Frankfurt Medien und Service GmbH

2003 - 2017
Vice President of Services, Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH

2001 - 2003

1994 - 2000
Bosch Telekom

1990 - 1994
Doctorate in Information Technology, University of Stuttgart

1985 - 1990
Studies in Electrical Engineering, University of Stuttgart

Stephan Buurma

Since July 2010            
Managing Director Asia
Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group

Since December 2003 
Managing Director for Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd

Since July 2003
Managing Director for Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

2002 - 2003                 
Financial Director Asia Pacific, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

1995 - 2002                 
served in the financial, holding and controlling division of Messe Frankfurt GmbH

After gaining a degree in economics and history at Houghton College in Houghton, New York, USA, Mr Buurma trained in Germany as an accountant.

Stephan Kurzawski

Since September 2010
Senior Vice President Consumer Goods & Sales
Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group

2007 - 2010
Vice President, Independent Brands, Messe Frankfurt GmbH

2004 - 2010
Vice President/Brand Manager, Automechanika Global, Messe Frankfurt GmbH

2002 - 2010
Vice President, Business Development & Integration, Messe Frankfurt GmbH

2000 - 2002
Vice President, Consumer Goods Fairs, Messe Frankfurt GmbH

1999 - 2004
General Manager of the Messe Frankfurt catering subsidiary, Accente Gastronomie GmbH

1999 - 2000
Vice President, Event Management, Messe Frankfurt GmbH

1995 - 1999
Appointment to the Board of Management as Chief Operating Officer, Blenheim / Miller Freeman Deutschland GmbH
General Manager, Miller Freeman Verlag

1994 - 1995
Divisional Manager, Blenheim International Deutschland GmbH

November 1992 - 1994
Departmental Manager of IMA, the 'Inter Airport' fair, 'the Pollutec' environmental fair and the'Networks' computing trade fair, Blenheim International Deutschland GmbH

February 1992 - November 1992
Project Manager of IMA – International Trade Fair for Amusement and Vending Machines, Blenheim International Deutschland GmbH

1991 - 1992
International Sales Manager for FIBO, Blenheim International Deutschland GmbH

1990 - 1991
Freelance work at FIBO GmbH

Course of study in sports and journalist GermanSportsUniversity, Cologne