Date of birth: 21 June 1959
Club role: CEO at Borussia Dortmund
ECA Executive Board Member since: 2019
Hans-Joachim Watzke, born on 21 June 1959 in Marsberg (North Rhine Westphalia) was appointed as the managing director of Borussia Geschäftsführungs-GmbH by the presidential committee of the advisory board of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH on 15 February 2005 at the climax of the existential crisis of Borussia Dortmund. Hans-Joachim Watzke has sole powers of representation and is exempted from the limitations of section 181 of the German Civil Code [BGB].
The business graduate [Diplom-Kaufmann], who grew up as a fan of Borussia Dortmund, is also the sole owner of Watex-Schutz-Bekleidungs-GmbH, a prominent manufacturer of protective clothing for workers and fire departments located in the Sauerland. Hans-Joachim Watzke has been a member of BV. Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund since 1996. From 1 July 2005 until 31 December 2005 he acted as the sole managing director of Borussia Dortmund Geschäftsführungs-GmbH. He is the chairman of the management since 1 January 2006.