Management of the Leipziger Messe

The Leipziger Messe Group of Companies works coherently towards success. This requires optimal organisation in our project and business departments and throughout the five subsidiaries, as well as stable and long-sighted management with consistent leadership principles.

Find out more about the management , supervisory board and our shareholders .

Chief Executive Officers of the Leipziger Messe

The Chief Executive Officers of the Leipziger Messe are Martin Buhl-Wagner (spokesman) and Markus Geisenberger.

To ensure responsible conduct in compliance with the law, the management and all employees of the Leipziger Messe Group of Companies are committed to a common code of conduct .

Martin Buhl-Wagner, Chief Executive Officer

Martin Buhl-Wagner (*1966 in Annaberg-Buchholz) studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. After working as a teacher, he took up project management for the Leipziger Messe Group of Companies in 1995. From 2000 he served as head of administration at the MEDICA Clinic for Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Leipzig, and in 2002 he took over as authorised signatory for the operational management of Leipziger Messe's subsidiary FAIRNET Gesellschaft für Messe-, Ausstellungs- und Veranstaltungsservice GmbH.

Martin Buhl-Wagner was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe GmbH and its subsidiaries in 2008, and has been spokesman for the executive board since 2010. Martin Buhl-Wagner holds positions on supervisory boards and industry committees and is chairman of the Association of Sponsors and Friends of the University of Leipzig. He is married and father to one daughter.

Photos of Martin Buhl-Wagner are available for download from the Leipzig Trade Fair photo service .

Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer

Markus Geisenberger (*1967 in Grafenau) majored in cultural studies (Master of Arts) at the Universities of Passau and Angers (France) and holds an MBA from the University of Edinburgh Business School. He was part of the founding members of Bayern International GmbH, for which he managed export promotion projects for companies worldwide until 2001. Subsequently, he worked as Advisor Business Development at Deutsche Messe AG in Hanover. In 2004, he joined Messe München GmbH. There, he was initially responsible for new business and then as a Business Unit Manager for the international technology trade fairs.

Markus Geisenberger has been Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe GmbH and LMI Leipziger Messe International GmbH since 2010. He is married and has two children.

Photos of Markus Geisenberger are available for download from the Leipzig Trade Fair photo service .

Leipziger Messe Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board currently comprises 13 members with voting rights. The chair of the Supervisory Board alternates every two years between the City of Leipzig and the Free State of Saxony.

Members of the Supervisory Board  
Martin DuligState Minister,
Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport
(Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Burkhard JungMayor of Leipzig
(Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
Dr Reinhold Festgepersonally liable Managing Partner,
HAVER & BOECKER OHG
Prof Dr Gesine GrandePresident Brandenburgischen Technischen Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg
Dr Hartmut MangoldState Secretary,
Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport
Martin MeißnerMember of the parliamentary party Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen
at the City Council of Leipzig
Walter MennekesManaging Partner,
Mennekes Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
Dr Arend OetkerManaging Director,
Dr. Arend Oetker Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Sören PellmannMember of the German Bundestag,
Chairman of the parliamentary party DIE LINKE in the Leipzig City Council
Bodo RodestockMember of the Executive Board
of VNG AG - Verbundnetz Gas AG
Lutz SchmidtEmployee Representative,
Leipziger Messe GmbH
Frank TornauChairman of the parliamentary party CDU in the Leipzig City Council
Hartmut VorjohannState Minister, Saxon State Ministry for Finances
 Version: 28.06.2021

Shareholders

The following are shareholders in Leipziger Messe GmbH
Free State of Saxony holds 50% of the equity shares.
City of Leipzig holds 50% of the equity shares.