Management

CEO

Member of the board of Supervisory directors
Edel Management SE

Dr. Jonas Haentjes

Jonas is a passionate family man, music lover, sportsman, technology- and nature fan. Born in Hamburg in 1985, a few months before Edel was founded, he went to school there and in the USA. He studied medicine, but after graduation decided he would rather go to a desk and follow his passion: entrepreneurship. At Roland Berger and Monitor Deloitte, he spent five years advising international pharmaceutical and medical technology companies on strategy, sales and R&D issues. In 2016, he joined Edel and has been CEO of the company since 2018.
On the weekends, Jonas pursues a variety of outdoor hobbies where he comes up with entrepreneurial ideas. He is also passionate about cooking and listens to a lot of music (not only while doing so). This drives him through all genres, from classical and jazz to dance, rock and metal, and through almost all media – streaming, vinyl and the occasional CD. However, he largely leaves his own trumpet in the closet.

Chairman of the board of supervisory directors Edel Management SE

Michael Haentjes

Michael loves his big family, his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. He is also a big fan of Africa and cars. He was born in Cologne in 1956, went to school there and studied musicology. After working for a short time as a music teacher and journalist, he was drawn to music in a different way: he was employed for several years in various positions at WEA, the predecessor of Warner Music. Since he was unsuccessful in further jobs as an employee, he went into business for himself in 1986 and developed Edel from a one-man company into a successful medium-sized enterprise. Intermittent attempts to turn the company into a global corporation fortunately failed.
Michael spends a lot of time on the roads of near and very far countries. He also enjoys cooking or visiting one of his favorite restaurants. More bad than good he plays keyboard in a blues band with his brothers and occasionally his Hammond organ. He is a very regular visitor to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

CFO

Christoph Engel

Christoph plays the trumpet, enjoys reading and loves mountain hikes and long city walks. He was born in Saarland in 1977 and studied orchestral music in Saarbrücken and economics and social sciences in France and the USA. After graduating, he devoted 19 years to the German automotive industry, 16 of them at the BMW Group in Munich in various functions such as controlling, auditing and M&A / corporate strategy. There, he helped shape the digital transformation and invested in tech companies, among other things. You can tell: Christoph likes mobility. Since May 2021, he has been CFO of Edel, where he can live out his passions for culture, digitalization and entrepreneurship and has also found his way back to his origins, music, in his professional life.
In his free time, Christoph enthusiastically explores Hamburg and regularly tries to do sports in order to be able to afford another hobby, good cuisine.

Chairman of the supervisory board of
Edel SE & CO. KGaA
Member of the administrative board of Edel Management SE

Dr. Markus Conrad

Dr. Markus Conrad is the managing director of CERF GmbH and a member of supervisory and advisory boards of German family enterprises.

He has chaired the supervisory board of Edel since October 2016. From 2006 until 2016 he was CEO of Tchibo GmbH, prior to that from 1990 until 2005 managing partner of Libri GmbH, Hamburg. From 1985 until 1990 Dr. Conrad worked for Bain & Company. Dr. Conrad studied economics at the University of Hamburg and music at the Hamburg College of Music and Fine Arts. He gained his doctorate in economic science (University of Hamburg) and attained an MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

Member of the supervisory board of Edel SE & CO. KGaA

Joel Weinstein

Joel H. Weinstein is a working lawyer. Before founding his own legal practice in 2008 he was a founding partner of the New York partnership Epstein, Levinsohn and Weinstein, later becoming Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz and Weinstein, LLP, which has specialized on the entertainment sector and is principally engaged in advising clients from the music and film businesses.
Over several decades, Weinstein has represented artists, record companies, music publishers, songwriters, authors and music, film and TV producers in the United States, Europe, Brazil and Japan. Weinstein graduated Bachelor and Master of Arts at New York University and received the Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School.

Member of the supervisory board of Edel SE & Co. KGaA

Dr. Joerg Pfuhl

Dr. Joerg Pfuhl has been a member of the Supervisory Board since March 2021. He has been active in the media industry for more than 20 years and was, among other things, Chairman of the Executive Board of Verlagsgruppe Random House (2002-2011) and Holtzbrinck Buchverlage (2016-2020), as well as a member of various supervisory bodies in the past (including Cornelsen Bildungsholding, Audible, Skoobe). Dr. Pfuhl is Chairman of the Board of Stiftung Lesen. From May 2012 to September 2016, he was already a member of the Supervisory Board of the former Edel AG. He is not currently a member of any other statutory supervisory boards or comparable domestic or foreign supervisory bodies of business enterprises.