Honorary Board

The Honorary Board of the European Championships Munich 2022 is composed of renowned representatives from various societal areas, including politics, sports, economy, science, culture, media, and religion. Thanks to their manifold competencies, the board members are delivering valuable ideas, provoking thought processes, and offering holistic support for the project. 

Horst Seehofer

Horst Seehofer

Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community

“The European Championships 2022 are an extraordinary major sports event. The decision for Munich is a great success for German sports. Also with regard to its history, the Olympic Park in Munich is a most suitable venue for the event. We have thus once again the opportunity to present Germany as a country that is enthusiastic about sports and welcoming. Together with the spectators, I am already looking forward to this great sports event: exciting competitions against a local backdrop.”

Joachim Herrmann

Joachim Herrmann

Bavarian State Minister of the Interior, for Sport and Integration und Integration

“The awarding to Munich is a great opportunity for sports and a highlight for the population in Bavaria, enthusiastic about sports. I hope that the European Championships will not only be a great impetus for the popular and competitive sports. Such a large international celebration of sports also inspires in particular the voluntary commitment to and in the sports that are usually not that much in the limelight as compared to football. Munich deserves to host a major sports event again on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Olympics, the Olympic Park still enjoying, even decades after its establishment, the highest reputation in the world of sports.”

Dieter Reiter

Dieter Reiter

Lord Mayor of the City of Munich

“The European Championships are an exciting new format with some of the most spectacular sports of the Olympic Programme. Exactly 50 years after the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, I could not imagine a better anniversary event. Munich is a sports city where two thirds of the citizens are actively involved in sports, many of them in the dedicated Munich sports clubs. And this sports enthusiasm of the Munich residents, together with the enthusiasm of the surely numerous sports fans from Germany and abroad, will contribute to a thrilling atmosphere at the European Championships.”

Board Members

TITLESURNAMENAMEOFFICE
SeehoferHorstFederal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community
MayerStephanParliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community
FreitagDagmarChairwoman of the Sports Committee of the German Parliament
AuernhammerArturMember of the Sports Committee of the German Parliament
Dr.SöderMarkusMinister President of the Free State of Bavaria
HerrmannJoachimMinister of the Interior of the Free State of Bavaria
Dr.RungeMartinChairman of the Committee on Community, Internal Security and Sports of the Bavarian Parliament
ReiterDieterLord Mayor of the City of Munich
DietlVerenaThird Mayor of the City of Munich/Chairwoman of the Sports Committee of the City of Munich
KrausFlorianHead of the Department of Education and Sports of the City of Munich
SchöneMarionManaging Director of Munich Olympic Park
HörmannAlfonsPresident of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)
ScharpingRudolfPresident of the German Cycling Federation (BDR)
KlennerJosefPresident of the German Alpine Club (DAV)
RöhrFriederikeChairwoman of the German professional association of gymnastics instructors (DGYMB)
KonietzkoThomasPresident of the German Canoe Federation (DKV)/Vice-President of the International Canoe Federation (ICF)
KessingJürgenPresident of the German Athletics Federation (DLV)/Lord Mayor of the City of Bietigheim-Bissingen
KaidelSiegfriedChairman of the German Rowing Federation (DRV)
Dr.HölzlAlfonsPresident of the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB)
GeigerMichaelPresident of the German Table Tennis Federation (DTTB)
Prof. Dr.EngelhardtMartinPresident of the German Triathlon Union (DTU)
HechtRenéPresident of the German Volleyball Federation (DVV)
BerlemannThomasChairman of the Board of the German Sports Aid Foundation
AmmonJörgPresident of the Bavarian State Sports Association (BLSV)
Dr.ProkopClemensLawyer/sports official/former President of the German Athletics Federation (DLV)
VogelKristinaOlympic gold medallist and world champion in Track Cycling
HambüchenFabianOlympic gold medallist in Gymnastics
BäteOliverChairman of the Management Board of Allianz
ZipseOliverChairman of the Management Board of BMW
Dr.PlossReinhardChairman of the Management Board of Infineon Technologies
NowickiJürgenExecutive Vice President Linde/CEO Linde Engineering 
KaeserJoeChairman of the Management Board of Siemens
FleischerRalfChairman of the Management Board of Stadtsparkasse München
BalkauskyAxelSports Coordinator at ARD
SchäferPatriciaDeputy Director of the ZDF regional studio in Bavaria
NetzelChristophHead of Sports at BR
Prof. Dr.HuberBerndPresident of the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Prof. Dr.HofmannThomasPresident of the Technical University Munich
Prof. Dr.KeuchelSusannePresident of the German Cultural Council
StücklChristianDirector of Münchner Volkstheater
GnauertJochenManaging Director of Kulturgipfel
PrachtKatharinaManaging Director of PGM Promoters Group Munich
Cardinal MarxReinhardArchbishop of Munich and Freising
Breit-KeßlerSusanneFormer member of the High Consistory in Bavaria, Regional Bishop (rtd)
KnoblochCharlottePresident of the Israelite Religious Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria