Messe Düsseldorf GmbH appoints new president & CEO


At the recent Shareholders’ Meeting of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, presided over by the Chairman, Lord Mayor Thomas Geisel, Wolfram N Diener was appointed as the new President & CEO and Erhard Wienkamp as the new MD Operative Trade Fair Business. The meeting was thereby followed the recommendation of the Supervisory Board of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. In his new position, Wolfram Diener succeeds Werner M. Dornscheidt, who will retire at the end of June 2020 after almost 17 years at the helm of the Düsseldorf trade fair company. Wolfram will take up his post on July 1, 2020. Erhard Wienkamp will succeed Hans Werner Reinhard, who left the company in September this year, as Operative Managing Director on January 1, 2020. Wolfram was responsible for the Asian trade fair operations of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd from the end of the 1990s as Managing Director. In 2001 he joined the management at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre Ltd. After various management positions with Asian trade fair and congress companies, he successfully worked as a member of the management board at UBM Asia Ltd in Hong Kong until 2018.