Cooperative Society

 

We Stick Together

The idea of a cooperative society unites people who achieve their goals jointly much easier, than on their own. On 11 July 1950, 46 toy makers decided to join forces guided by principles of self-help, self- management and self-responsibility. They formed a cooperative society to organise the German trade fair for toys. Today, roughly 200 members run the society, which simultaneously represents a community of values, including solidarity, partnership, trust, fairness and accountability.

 

Ernst Kick

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hans-Juergen Richter

Executive Board Member
 
 
 
 

Supervisory Board of Spielwarenmesse eG

Members elect the Supervisory Board during the Annual General Meeting. The Supervisory Board is responsible for monitoring the work of the Executive Board. 

Axel Kaldenhoven

Managing Director, Schmidt Spiele GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2005; Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2018.

Thomas Mersch

Managing Director, Andrea Moden GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2000 and Deputy Chairman since 2002

Beate Becker

Managing Director, Heless GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2009
 
 

Paul Heinz Bruder

Managing Director, BRUDER Spielwaren GmbH + Co. KG, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2010

Dieter Hahne

Member of the Supervisory Board since 1969; Chairman between 1988 and 1998; honorary member of the Supervisory Board since 1998

Hans Jörg Iden

Managing Director, Iden System Großhandels GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2016
 
 

Dr. Rainer Noch

Managing Director, NOCH GmbH & Co. KG, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2008

Frank R. Schneider

Managing Director, rolly toys Franz Schneider GmbH & Co. KG, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2014

Britta Sieper

Managing Director, Sieper GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2012
 
 

Volker Sieper

Member of the Supervisory Board since 1982; Chairman between 2002 and 2012; honorary member of the Supervisory Board since 2012

Uwe Weiler

Managing Director, SIMBA-DICKIE-GROUP GmbH, Member of the Supervisory Board since 2013