Christian Seifert

Chairman of the Management 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 Trustees

Christian Seifert is the Chief Executive Officer of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga. Furthermore, Christian Seifert is Vice President of the DFB and a member of the board of the League Association.

Prior to that, Christian Seifert was Chairman of the Board at KarstadtQuelle New Media AG. During his tenure there, he oversaw the acquisition of sports broadcaster DSF and 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 1969
1988High School Diploma at Rastatt Technical High School
1991 - 1995
Communications, Marketing and Sociology Studies at Essen University
1995 - 1998MGM Media Gruppe in Munich, finishing in the position of Chief of Product Management
1998 - 2000MTV Networks GmbH, Marketing Director
2000 - 2005
KarstadtQuelle New Media AG, Head of Media and Marketing Departments, Chairman of the Board from 2004
Since 1 July 2005Chairman of the Management Board of the DFL
Vice President of the German Football Association (DFB)
Since 7 August 2007Member of the League Association Board
Since November 2009Acting Chairman of the Bundesliga Foundation Board of Trustees
Since 1 July 2015Chief Executive Officer, DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga