Christian Göke has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Messe Berlin.
He will take up the role on July 1st 2013, with Raimund Hosch, who currently holds the post, due to retire.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hans-Joachim Kamp welcomed the decision.
He said: “Over the last twelve years, together with Raimund Hosch, Christian Göke has overseen the positive change which the company has undergone and consequently is in the best possible position to master the challenges that lie ahead.
“I am very glad that an internationally highly respected expert is taking over the company, someone who represents continuity in a business in which personal commitment matters so much.”
Christian Göke, who qualified in business and has a PhD in Law, has been chief operating officer of Messe Berlin since April 2000 and previously held posts with Messe Frankfurt GmbH and Roland Berger & Partner.
Göke said: “I wish to express my thanks and happiness to the Supervisory Board for the trust it has placed in me and until the changeover I intend to continue the good work with Raimund Hosch.”
Messe Berlin is home to the annual ITB Berlin travel trade fare, the biggest in Europe.