President and CEO
Bernd Aufderheide has been CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH since January 2004. He was appointed President of Hamburg Messe und Congress in April 2007. He was born in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia in 1959, is married and has one son.
Alongside his work for Hamburg Messe und Congress, Bernd Aufderheide is also an honorary Commercial Judge in Hamburg, holds the rank of Frigate Commander in the Navy Reserve, and serves on the Executive Committee of half a dozen professional associations, societies and organisations. In his leisure time he enjoys cooking for friends and family. He takes a keen interest in music and literature. He enjoys going with his family on excursions and holidays abroad.
Before his appointment as CEO at Hamburg Messe und Congress, Bernd Aufderheide took a degree at the University of Cologne in Anglo-American History, English Philology, Ancient History and Macro-Economics. He then held management positions at various trade fair companies in Germany and abroad.
Uwe Fischer joined the Management Board at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH as CFO in January 2018. Born in 1968 in Nordhorn, Lower Saxony, Mr. Fischer holds a university degree (MBA) in Business Administration. He has two daughters.
He enjoys spending as much of his spare time as possible with his family and friends and is a sports enthusiast. He is also interested in music, loves nature and tries to be outdoors as much as possible.
From 2013 until 2017 Uwe Fischer was Managing Director at SV Care Catering GmbH as well as Director of Strategic Projects at SV Group, a restaurant and hospitality management group. He had previously served in leadership positions at various other companies, including 14 years in the financial department of Unilever where he was CFO / Finance Director for Unilever Food Solutions with regional responsibility for the Low Countries and France.
Uwe Fischer studied Business Administration at Helmut Schmidt Universität in Hamburg. He started his professional career as an air force officer in the German armed forces (Bundeswehr).
|1980 - 1986||University of Cologne|
Degree in Anglo-American History, English Philology, Ancient History, and Macro-Economics
|1987 - 1988||KölnMesse|
|1988 -1995||Messe Düsseldorf|
Positions included Head of Press Department, Prokurist (holder of commercial power of attorney) and member of Management Board
|1995 - 1996||Messe Düsseldorf|
General Manager of East-West Exhibitions Pte. Ltd., Singapore (Joint Venture company of Düsseldorfer Messegruppe and SUNTEC City Development, Singapore)
|1995 - 1998||Messe Düsseldorf|
General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf ASIA Pte. Ltd., Singapore
|1997 - 1999||Joint Venture negotiator of Messe Düsseldorf, Messe München, Deutsche Messe AG with Shanghai for construction of “New Shanghai” International Exhibition Center|
|1999 - 2000||Messe Düsseldorf|
Positions included Head of Communication, Prokurist (holder of commercial power of attorney) and member of Management Board
|2000 - 2003||KölnMesse|
Managing Director Marketing
|Since 01/01/2004||Hamburg Messe und Congress|
|Since 2007||Hamburg Messe und Congress|
Vita Uwe Fischer
|1988 - 1991||Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg|
Programme: Business Administration
|1987 - 1996||German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr)|
Air Force Officer / Air Traffic Control Officer
|1996 - 1999||Der Stoff GmbH, Norderstedt|
|1999 - 2001||Union Deutsche Lebensmittelwerke, Hamburg|
|2001 - 2003||Unilever Bestfoods Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg|
Overheads Controller & Bestfoods Integration Controller
|2003 - 2008||Unilever Food Solutions Europe, Rotterdam|
|2009||Unilever Food Solutions, Rotterdam|
Finance Director – Global Project Management Office
|2009 - 2013||Unilever Food Solutions Benelux & France, Rotterdam, Brussels and Paris|
CFO / Finance Director – Benelux & France
|2013 - 2014||SV (Deutschland) GmbH, Langenfeld|
|2014 - 2017||SV (Deutschland) GmbH, Langenfeld|
CEO of subsidiaries SV Care Catering GmbH and coavia GmbH & Co. KG, Head of Strategic Projects
|Since 2018||Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH|
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