Olaf Schröder | Chief Executive Officer
Olaf Schröder has been CEO of Sport1 Medien AG (formerly Constantin Medien AG) since August 2017. In this function he co-ordinates the Management Board’s policy and is responsible for the strategic development of Sport1 Medien AG, the M&A activities, Communications and Human Resources as well as for the activities of SPORT1 MEDIEN subsidiaries in the Sports division including Sport1 GmbH, Magic Sports Media GmbH, Match IQ GmbH, PLAZAMEDIA GmbH and LEITMOTIF Creators GmbH. In parallel, he continues to be Chairman of the Management of Sport1 GmbH.
In 1993, Olaf Schröder joined the former DSF Deutsches SportFernsehen GmbH (today: Sport1 GmbH), where he had various functions, among others, product manager and then project manager for editorial activities in football, handball, basketball and volleyball. At the beginning of 2010 he took over the position of the Head of Football and thus the responsibility for all football broadcasts and formats of SPORT1. In November 2012, he became Editor-in-Chief and Program Director. Since, December 2013, as Managing Director, Olaf Schröder was responsible for the areas program and editorial of all platforms under the multimedia umbrella brand SPORT1, which continued to include his function as program director. As of October 1, 2014, Olaf Schröder was appointed as Chairman of the Management of Sport1 GmbH. As of January 1, 2016, he was named COO Sports of the executive committee of the former Constantin Medien AG (today Sport1 Medien AG).
Dr. Matthias Kirschenhofer | Board Member
Dr Matthias Kirschenhofer was appointed Board Member of Sport1 Medien AG (formerly Constantin Medien AG) in September 2017. In this function he is responsible, amongst others, for the areas of Legal, Compliance, Finance and Investor Relations. In parallel, he continues to be Managing Director of Sport1 GmbH and Magic Sports Media GmbH, with a focus on marketing respectively.
Following his law studies at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Dr Matthias Kirschenhofer worked as an attorney at an accounting and public law firm from December 1998 to December 2000. In January 2001, he joined the former DSF Deutsches SportFernsehen GmbH (today Sport1 GmbH) as a legal adviser and was appointed Head of the Legal Department of the TV broadcaster in February 2002. Parallel to this, he was Managing Director of DSF SportMarketing GmbH from mid-2002 until mid-2003. Since 2007, Dr Kirschenhofer, as General Counsel, was responsible for the areas Law, Regulations and Distribution and starting in 2010 also for the executive office of Constantin Medien AG (today Sport1 Medien AG). He left the Legal Department in the middle of 2013. Since November 2013, Dr Matthias Kirschenhofer has been acting as Managing Director of Sport1 GmbH (until the integration of marketing and sales in Sport1 GmbH in December 2019 as Managing Director of the former Sport1 Media GmbH), responsible for advertising sales.
Robin Seckler | Board Member
Robin Seckler has been Chief Digital Officer of Sport1 Medien AG since February 2022. In this role, he is responsible for all of the Group’s digital activities and projects. His area of responsibility thus includes all strategic and operational activities of the SPORT1 MEDIEN Group in the digital sector, as well as PLAZAMEDIA GmbH in particular, as a leading content solution provider in the sports and entertainment sector.
Already in 1988, Robin Seckler founded his own software and consulting company. In 1996, he started at I-D Media AG, previously Europe’s leading online agency, as the Senior Vice President and authorized signatory. Starting in 2005, he was working for Deutsche Telekom AG as the Vice President Community Services in the areas of Social Media and IPTV projects. Afterwards, at Hubert Burda Media, Robin Seckler was responsible for the digital activities of the Burda People Group as Head of Online Strategy and Sales. In 2009, Robin Seckler joined ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG first as Head of Online TV Brands, and then as Director of Business Operations for the platforms: prosieben.de, sat1.de, kabeleins.de and sixx.de. Later, as a Managing Director, he managed various departments at wetter.com. In January 2013, Robin Seckler became Director Digital at Sport1 GmbH. In December 2013, he was appointed Managing Director Digital Products of the management team at SPORT1 and since then has been responsible for all the digital activities of the 360° sports platform. In parallel to his duties at Sport1 GmbH, Robin Seckler also took over as Managing Director Digital Products at PLAZAMEDIA GmbH from 2016. In 2018, he moved to the newly founded digital business consulting agency Chameleo AG as Member of the Board of Directors. Parallel to his role at Sport1 Medien AG, Robin Seckler will remain Member of the Board of Directors of Chameleo AG and will continue to be responsible for the overall digital orientation of the Group. Like Sport1 Medien AG, the digital business consulting agency is also part of the Highlight Communications Group and is positioned within the Group beyond its original customer business as a company for networking and cooperation between Group companies in the digital sector.