Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), at the beginning of 2020.
He will succeed Josef Sommer, who will be retiring after working at the city-owned company for almost 20 years.
Amann is currently the Managing Director of Dresden Marketing GmbH and he was the Procurator and Head of Ingolstadt Tourismus und Kongress GmbH until 2018.
Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker commented: “Cologne is a European metropolis that attracts millions of people every year as a travel destination for leisure activities. However, it is also an important location for international trade fairs and major congresses in the fields of science, business, and culture.
“We want to continue to pursue and expand on this successful path for the city. I’m delighted that we were able to gain Dr. Amann for this position, as he is an acknowledged expert who has extensive experience in both the business and leisure activity segments.”
Amann, 47, has degrees in economics and geography. He commented: “I’m very eager to take on this unique and exciting challenge in Cologne and to work together with the team of the Cologne Tourist Board to shape the future of this great travel destination and congress location.”