Information about the structure of the club as well as the board of directors and supervisory board.
Similarly to most professional football clubs in the top three divisions in Germany, Hamburger SV e.V. was a registered association (eingetragener Verein) for the majority of its history. Whilst the footballing department of the club is its most famous, many other athletes represent HSV in various different sports, you can find out more here. During the 2014/15 season, at the club's AGM, an 87% majority of the club's members voted for the footballing department of the club to be broken off and formed into HSV Fußball AG for financial reasons.
Since then, HSV Fußball AG is a public limited company which runs and controls everything to do with the Bundesliga football team. Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V., which continues to run the other HSV sports teams and social projects, owns 76.2% of the shares in HSV Fußball AG, meaning that the club's members still have an overall majority in the running of the football club, and the club still adheres to Germany's famous '50+1' rule. HSV Fußball AG has a board of directors consisting of two people, Jonas Boldt and Frank Wettstein, whilst the supervisory board has five members. You can learn more about HSV e.V. and what they do here.
Chief Financial Officer
Frank Wettstein has been on the board of directors of HSV Fußball AG since 2014. As deputy CEO, he is responsible for the finance, legal and HR departments and was the CEO from the 8th March until the 26th May 2018 due to a structural reshuffle.
Before his time at HSV, Wettstein was at the audit firm Baker Tilly Roelfs in Düsseldorf, where he became a partner. During his time in Düsseldorf, Wettstein worked with Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund, Alemannia Aachen and 1860 Munich, building a reputation as a finance expert in German professional football.
Head of Sport
Jonas Boldt has been Head of Sport at HSV since the 24th May 2019 and is responsible for the club's first team as well as the scouting department and the academy.
Boldt, born on the 19th January 1982 in Nuremberg before growing up in Heidelberg, gained an excellent reputation in German football during 16 years at Bundesliga side Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The 38-year-old got his foot in the door as an intern in the academy, slowly working his way up the club, first as a scout (from 2007), then as chief scout and assistant to sporting director Rudi Völler (from 2009) and from 2014 onwards as the youngest sporting director in the league. The job at HSV is Boldt's first at board-level and the next step up for a man who began his journey at Leverkusen without any footballing qualifications and who only played as high as the Verbandsliga (7th tier of German football) as a players.
The supervisory board of HSV Fußball AG is made up of five members:
Marcell Jansen (chairman), Dr. Andreas C. Peters (deputy chairman), Markus Frömming, Felix Goedhart, Michael Krall