Glasfassade Halle 3C, Messezentrum Nürnberg

Vita Prof. Dr Roland Fleck

Prof. Dr Roland Fleck, CEO NürnbergMesse Group

Since 2011

CEO of the NürnbergMesse Group

Member of the Board of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry UFI "Union des Foires Internationales" (Paris)

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of NürnbergMesse China Co. Ltd. (Shanghai), Chairman of the Meeting of the Shareholder of NürnbergMesse Brasil Ltda. (São Paulo) and Chairman of the General Meetings of FORUM S.A., the leader in the Greek trade fair market (Athens)

Since 2014 Member of the Supervisory Board of the Bavarian State Bank (Bayerische Landesbank, Munich) and Member of the Schöller Foundations' Board of Trustees (Nuremberg)

Since 2022 appointment as honorary professor and since 2012 he has already also taught at the Nuremberg site of Campus M University, part of the decentralised higher educational network of Mittweida University of Applied Sciences (Saxony)

With the award of the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon in February 2023, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier honoured his work for the city and the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region

In 2018 Italian President Sergio Mattarella named him a Cavaliere of the Italian Republic and awarded him the Stella dItalia order in recognition of his extensive work developing economic relations between Germany and Italy

In addition, holding honorary positions including Member of the Economic Commission of the CSU political party, Member of the Advisory Board of Sparkasse Nürnberg savings bank, Member of the Advisory Board of 1. FC Nürnberg and member of the German "Senate of Economy" (Berlin)

1996 – 2011

Deputy mayor of Nuremberg and councillor for economic affairs, City of Nuremberg

In this conjunction, Member of the Supervisory Boards of Flughafen Nürnberg GmbH, Hafen Nürnberg-Roth GmbH, NürnbergMesse GmbH, Städtische Werke Nürnberg GmbH and wbg Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH

Member of the "Committee for Economic Affairs and the Single European Market" of the Association of German Cities, of the Energy Advisory Committee of the Bavarian State Government and the Board of Trustees of Bayern Innovativ GmbH

National Chair of the DWSV (German Association of Navigation and Inland Waterways) and Vice-Chair of the Administration Board of the German Airport Association (ADV, Berlin)

1986 – 1996


Berlin, London, Munich and Nuremberg

Lately as Deputy Department Director Corporate Finance at the Northern Bavarian branch

1993 – 1996

Member of Nuremberg City Council

Lately as Vice-Chairman of the CSU Parliamentary Group


Doctorate in economic sciences

with his doctoral thesis "Technology Policy in Bavaria, Germany and Europe" (published by DUV Gabler-Vieweg-Westdeutscher Verlag, Wiesbaden, 1990)


Honours degree 

in business administration from the Faculty of Economics and Social Science at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg


born in Nuremberg

Image credits:

  • Header: NürnbergMesse / Heiko Stahl, Portrait: NürnbergMesse / Ralf Rödel