Sabine Wendt becomes second Managing Director at visitBerlin - Burkhard Kieker to remain Spokesman for the Management Board
Berlin, 12th December, 2023 Berlin Tourismus und Kongress GmbH (visitBerlin) will be managed by a duo in future: Sabine Wendt becomes the company's second Managing Director. The tourism expert has been working for visitBerlin since 2009 and has successfully developed the company together with Burkhard Kieker. She will be responsible for the areas of destination management and corporate development. These include the task areas of sustainability, digitalisation, controlling and district and partner work. Her contract begins on 1st January, 2024 and will run for five years.
Burkhard Kieker is Spokesman for the Management Board and will be responsible for worldwide tourism marketing, communication, commercial product and sales as well as the management of the Berlin Convention Office. He extended his contract until mid-2026. Kieker has headed visitBerlin since January 2009.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Oliver Schumacher: “After the difficult corona virus years, Berlin is once again at the forefront of global city tourism. The Supervisory Board has reorganised visitBerlin in order to defend and expand this position in the face of stiff competition. We are delighted that Sabine Wendt will be joining the Management Board in the future to successfully tackle the diverse tasks along with Burkhard Kieker.”
Michael Biel, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, State Secretary of the Senate Administration for Economy: “The tasks of visitBerlin have grown significantly in recent years. Besides marketing, the company's core business now also includes tourism management for our city, district work and sustainable tourism development. I am delighted that we have been able to gain Sabine Wendt, an accomplished expert, as our second Managing Director alongside Burkhard Kieker and wish both of them every success in their future tasks.”