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Date of birth: 21 June 1959
Executive Committee member since: 5 April 2023
Hans-Joachim Watzke's association with Borussia Dortmund stretches back over 20 years. Appointed as club treasurer in 2001, Watzke became CEO in 2005, successfully tackling the club's financial difficulties. He has served as first vice-president of the German Football Association (DFB) since December 2021.
Outside of football, Watzke is a successful businessman, setting up the protective clothing company Watex in 1990.