Corporate Management

of the Steigenberger Hotels AG

For Deutsche Hospitality, leadership means mutual development. The entire company is focused on motivation and cultivating strengths – both for the hotels and its employees.

Executive Board

Marcus Bernhardt
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chairman
Dr. Ulrich Johannwille
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


Ulrich Bensel
Chief Human Resources Officer
Florian Daniel
Chief Information Officer
Claus-Dieter Jandel
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Daniela Schade
Chief Commercial & Distribution Officer

Supervisory board

  • André Witschi (Chair), Zorneding, Businessman
  • Thorsten Braun*, Frankfurt/Main, Cost Controller at Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt am Main
  • Simon Turner, New York, Industry Advisor
  • Shang-Zhi Zhang, Peking, Businessman
  • Nong Xia, Shanghai, Businessman
  • Fei Ye, Shanghai, Businesswoman
  • Xinxin Liu, Shanghai, Businesswoman
  • Michael Kain*, Bad Homburg, Hotelkaufmann
  • Burkhard Siebert*, Heilbronn, Managing Director for the trade union Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten
  • Iris Münkel*, Bremen, Trade union secretary for the region Bremen-Weser-Elbe for the trade union Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten
  • Barbara Brendel*, Maintal, Expert Project Resort Hotels, Steigenberger Hotels AG
  • Heinz-Georg Winkler*, Hamburg, Bankettserviceleiter, Steigenberger Hotel, Hamburg


*employee representative