Alexander Wehrle becomes the first chairman of the supervisory board of DFB GmbH & Co.
The executive committee of the German Football Association (DFB) made this decision unanimously on Friday for an initial period of two years, as the association announced afterward. “Close networking between the grassroots and the top, the cooperation between amateurs and professionals, and thus a joint professionalization is essential for the success of German football,” said the 47-year-old Wehrle, who is CEO at VfB Stuttgart.
The GmbH in January of this year and, as a 100 percent subsidiary of the DFB, bundles its economic activities and digital business areas. It comprises the five business areas of marketing, sales and events, national teams and academy, match operations and finance, as well as IT and digital affairs.
Chairman Wehrle and three external members, the supervisory board also includes those members “who are not already on the statutory board of directors of the DFB,” the association said in a statement.