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Christian SeifertCEO of the executive board of the DFL
Member of the Managing Board of the League Association
Vice President of the DFB
Member of the Managing Board of the DFB
Acting Chairman of the Bundesliga Foundation Board of TrusteesChristian Seifert is Chief Executive Officer of the DFL, Vice President of the DFB and a member of the board of the League Association. He took up the office of DFL CEO on 1 July 2005.
Prior to that, Seifert spent five years at KarstadtQuelle New Media AG, latterly as Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure there, he oversaw the acquisition of sports broadcaster DSF and leading online sports service provider Sport1, in addition to winning an extensive merchandising rights package for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. This went hand-in-hand with an expansion of the company's involvement in the spheres of e- and TV commerce. From 1998-2000, Seifert was Director of Marketing (Central Europe) for MTV Networks, having previously risen to the post of Head of Product Management at MGM Media Gruppe Munich.
As Chief Executive Officer, Seifert is responsible for the strategic orientation and overall leadership of the DFL. In this capacity he has overseen the attainment of record revenues in every area of the business. In the four years up to and including the 2016/17 season, a total of 2.5 billion euro will be paid out to the 36 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs from the central marketing of the Bundesliga media rights.Date of Birth8 May 19691988High School Diploma at Rastatt Technical High School1991 - 1995Communications, Marketing and Sociology Studies at Essen University1995 - 1998MGM Media Gruppe in Munich, finishing in the position of Chief of Product Management1998 - 2000MTV Networks GmbH, Marketing Director2000 - 2005KarstadtQuelle New Media AG, Head of Media and Marketing Departments, Chairman of the Board from 2004Since July 1, 2005CEO of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga
Vice President of the German Football Association (DFB) Since August 7, 2007Member of the League Association BoardSince November 2009Acting Chairman of the Bundesliga Foundation Board of Trustees