Stuart Galbraith & Oliver Hoppe Appointed To DEAG Board
Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is strengthening its management team by appointing Wizard Promotions MD Oliver Hoppe, and Kilimanjaro Live CEO Stuart Galbraith as divisional board members.
As executive vice president product and innovation, Hoppe will be responsible for the further development of DEAG’s overarching product acquisition and utilization in the future.
As executive vice president international touring, Galbraith will drive the development of the rock, pop, and contemporary business within the DEAG Group, and in DEAG’s other national markets.
Both men join divisional board members Jacqueline Zich (executive vice president classics & jazz, and COO DEAG Classics AG), and Benedikt Alder (executive vice president legal affairs & business development).
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Their tasks will include the further expansion of the group’s live entertainment business, “and the even stronger interlinking of the DEAG Group companies. This includes the development of new channels for the evaluation of content as well as the further harmonization of various distribution channels,” according to the announcement.
They will also assist DEAG’s executive board with the implementation of M&A projects and create further synergy effects in ticketing and artist acquisition.
Both, Galbraith and Hoppe will remain active in their roles as CEO of Kilimanjaro Live and MD of Wizard, respectively, and will continue to drive the companies’ further growth.
About Olive Hoppe and Stuart Galbraith:
Stuart Galbraith is CEO of the British entertainment group Kilimanjaro Holdings Ltd. The DEAG subsidiary has significantly expanded its event portfolio in recent years to include areas such as the spoken word, comedy and sports, and is now one of the largest live entertainment promoters in the UK.
Oliver Hoppe is managing director of the DEAG subsidiary Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH, the main tour and concert promoter within the DEAG Group in Germany. In recent years, the company has organized concerts by Iron Maiden, Bryan Ferry, Zucchero, Papa Roach, KISS, Böhse Onkelz and den Scorpions, among other artists. Wizard’s portfolio also includes artists like 50 Cent, Limp Bizkit and Jamie Cullum.