Yesterday, a regular meeting of the supervisory board confirmed the appointment of Dr. Christian Göke as the new CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH as of 01 July 2013. Raimund Hosch, who currently holds the post, is due to retire and will leave the company at the end of June 2013.
Chairman of the supervisory board Hans-Joachim Kamp welcomed the decision: “Over the last 12 years, together with Raimund Hosch, Christian Göke has overseen the positive change which the company has undergone and consequently is in the best possible position to master the challenges that lie ahead. I am very glad that an internationally highly respected expert is taking over the company, someone who represents continuity in a business in which personal commitment matters so much.“
Göke, who qualified in business and has a PhD in Law, has been COO of Messe Berlin GmbH since April 2000 and previously held posts with Messe Frankfurt GmbH and Roland Berger & Partner.
Commenting, Göke said, “I wish to express my thanks and happiness to the supervisory board for the trust it has placed in me and until the changeover I intend to continue the good work with Raimund Hosch.“