NürnbergMesse Supervisory Board extends CEO’s contract for five years

The Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse has unanimously approved an extension of CEO Peter Ottmann’s contract until 2029.

Headed by its chairman, Nuremberg Lord Mayor Marcus König, and deputy chairman, Bavarian finance and home affairs minister Albert Füracker, the board at its 147th meeting extended the tenure of the main who led the company as joint CEO from 2011 and then sole CEO since 2023.

König said: “The extension of his contract will ensure continuity at the top for NürnbergMesse. With all his experience, his worldwide contacts, and his interest in innovation, Peter Ottmann (pictured) will assist the company as it evolves towards a secure future. He will continue until 2029 to set the course for NürnbergMesse’s next decade.”

Füracker added: “Peter Ottmann is part of the bedrock of NürnbergMesse, and has had a fundamental influence in shaping the company. With expert skill and well-conceived initiatives, he has led the company reliably and successfully through all the highs and crisis-induced lows of recent years. I’m very pleased to know that management will remain in such competent hands for another five years. I wish him and the entire NürnbergMesse team continuing success in their ongoing development of Nuremberg as an appealing site for trade fairs.”

Ottmann said: “This year NürnbergMesse is celebrating its 50th birthday. I’m delighted to have the privilege of continuing to lead the company as CEO, jointly with my team, so that we and our colleagues at NürnbergMesse can continue our success story. I very much want to thank the Supervisory Board for its continued trust and our majority shareholders, the City of Nuremberg and the Free State of Bavaria, for their support.”