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 (heute 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.