Matura, June 1989
Completion of Business Administration, June 1995
Junior Controller, 07/1995 - 10/1997
Presidential Board, Board of Directors, Finance Commission, Supervisory Board of Austrian FA Business ltd.), 03/2006 - 06/2021
Vice President, Supervisory Board member, various working groups such as TV contract and licensing, 03/2006 - 06/2021
ECA - European Club Association, 02/2007 - 06/2021
02 / 2023
12 / 2022
11 / 2022
11 / 2022
In Markus Kraetschmer you can trust! Especially in stormy times. His talent in gathering people around one table and focusing on their commitment in the common cause of Austrian football is indeed a sign of excellence. Showing great skills in a balancing and communicative manner he gained influence early on. This way he had a good share in developing excellent and sustainable solutions in the improvement of the ÖFB (Austrian Football Association) and ÖFBL (Austrian Football Federal League). From our first meeting on I experienced his heartfelt commitment towards the intercultural dialogue.
Dr. Thomas Hollerer
General Secretary of the Austrian Football Federation – ÖFB
Markus is always geared towards broad agreement and real solutions. For over two decades he helped shaping the development of Austrian football effectively. Besides his multi facetted experience, the unagitated ability in analysing situations, and the prospect towards a general evolution have contributed greatly breaking new and innovative grounds for the Austrian Football Federal League. This way a solid base for the sustainable development and future success of Austrian football has been created.
Mag. Christian Ebenbauer
CEO of the Austrian Football League - ÖFBL
Markus Kraetschmer has been a friend for more than fifteen years. Over the years, I have come to appreciate him as an accomplished and innovative fullprofessional manager with handshake quality. The development of the long-standing partnership between BVB and Austria Wien was based primarily on his initiative. His person and above all his personality were guarantors for the success of this project. Markus is a professional who knows soccer inside out. He is always welcome in Dortmund and I would be delighted if our paths will cross again soon.
Managing Director Borussia Dortmund ltd. & Co. KGaA
I have followed the career of Markus Kraetschmer with special interest over the years. His thorough support in the development of a successful club model in the First Vienna Ball Sports Highschool (Erstes Wiener Ballsportgymnasium) turned out to be an excellent cooperative endeavor from the start. Markus is a smart guy. He shows great and eloquent talent in talks, acts as an astute sparring partner and a very good listener alike. Never shy of clear words he does not only speak but act. I very much appreciate these attitudes in his character. Having Markus on board as a consulting partner is a great added value in order to position the Vienna Vikings in the new European League of Football.
President VIENNA VIKINGS - American Football Club
The foundation of the new Austrian Volleyball League (ÖVL) and the solution negotiated with the Austrian Volleyball Federation (ÖVV) from the 2022/23 season on is a milestone in the development for Austrian indoor volleyball. Markus Kraetschmer, with his many years of experience in the national and international club and association business, provided us with comprehensive advice and support in the conception, structuring and development strategy and successfully contributed to the fact that we always conducted the intensive negotiations with the ÖVV top management in a respectful manner and were able to conclude with a successful solution. We are happy that we can continue to count on Markus' expertise as innovators and driving force in terms of changes and further developments of indoor volleyball! We are sure that we will convince with our offer and the development steps of the league.
President Austrian Volleyball League (ÖVL)
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