Oliver P. Kuhrt has been confirmed in his function as the CEO of Messe Essen. The Supervisory Board has passed a unanimous resolution in favour of extending the contract by another five years ahead of schedule.
The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Messe Essen, Essen's Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen, about the decision: "Oliver P. Kuhrt has the unrestricted trust of the Supervisory Board to continue the successful development of the company. In the past three-and-a-half years, he has managed to substantially improve Messe Essen's economic situation, to reorient the company and to expand the portfolio of events. Under his leadership, Messe Essen has thus clearly established its position within the top ten of the German fair locations. We are looking forward to carrying on the cooperation."
Since 2014, Oliver P. Kuhrt has borne the responsibility for Messe Essen as the sole CEO. In addition to the comprehensive restructuring of the company and the implementation of an all-encompassing efficiency programme, he has also pushed ahead with the modernisation measures whose first construction phase is now close to completion on time and on budget.