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CTS Eventim appoints Holger Horein as CFO

Horein takes over from Andreas Grandinger who played a "crucial role" in helping the German live entertainment giant to weather the pandemic

By IQ on 07 Dec 2022

Holger Hohrein, CTS Eventim

German live entertainment giant CTS Eventim has appointed Holger Horein as chief financial officer, effective from 31 December.

Horein joins from PEAC Finance, a UK-based business-to-business lender focussed on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises with their financing requirements, where he was CFO and chief risk officer.

He takes over from Andreas Grandinger, who has been responsible for finance for three years and “played a crucial role in helping CTS Eventim to overcome the challenging pandemic years”.

“The executive board and supervisory board would like to thank Andreas Grandinger for the excellent work he has done for CTS Eventim,” comments Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, CEO of CTS Eventim.

“He played a crucial role in helping CTS Eventim to overcome the challenging pandemic years and emerge from the crisis with renewed strength. We wish him the very best in all his future endeavours. At the same time, I am delighted that Holger Hohrein, with his strong management record, has agreed to join us as our new CFO.

“Holger is a respected finance manager with a wealth of professional experience”

“Holger is a respected finance manager with a wealth of professional experience. His versatility and extensive specialist expertise will make him an asset to our management team, where he will undoubtedly provide fresh impetus for our successful growth strategy.”

Hohrein graduated in business administration before launching his career at McKinsey, where he advised financial services providers on strategic treasury and risk management issues.

After nine years with the management consultancy, he moved to a listed online bank, comdirect, in 2008. It was here in 2013 that Hohrein was promoted to the board of managing directors as CFO with responsibility for IT, corporate strategy, business development and innovation management.

In 2017, his career then took him to the Hamburg-based fintech company Deposit Solutions, where as COO he was responsible for the company’s international expansion and for platform development.

From 2020, Hohrein was CFO and CRO at the financial services provider PEAC Finance, where he focused on transitioning the firm’s business model to one of a deposit-taking bank and implementing pan-European transformation projects.


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