About us


Not all of over 300 permanent and up to 2,000 temporary employees who work with and for accente can be introduced personally. Regrettably. Because everyone is, and all together are, the motor and mirror of the enterprise. In spite of that, to give you a feeling for the people behind accente, below we provide short portraits of the members of the management team, i.e. the managing directors and the division managers.

Company management and the broader context

Holger Schuster managing director accenteHolger Schuster
Managing director

The motivator, innovator, co-ordinator. In day-to-day business and for the future.

“Even if the guest does not always realize it: accente is a very large and complex entity. So someone with a view for the whole context of it is essential.“


Oliver Schell Geschäftsführer accenteOliver Schell
Managing director

An open ear for employees and a constant focus on the market and the customers.

„In the microcosm that is accente, we are constantly on the move and guarantee unforgettable moments of enjoyment with diversity, creativity and passion. To be able to create this with a committed team is for me an incentive, joy and challenge at the same time."


Marketing, information and the right words

Dany Ihrke marketing & communications accenteDany Ihrke
Head of marketing & communications

Draw together all the threads and always keep the red thread in mind.

“Taking the right steps, exchanging information and bringing people together with the right communication. A responsible and also a challenging job so that accente continues on the road of success.“


Eating, drinking and the well-being of the guests

Volker Schröder production division manager, chef de cuisine accenteVolker Schröder
Production division manager, chef de cuisine

Chef de cuisine, recipe developer, idea generator, culinary conjurer.

“Constantly changing customer requests and new challenges every day. This is a special attraction for me and my team in the kitchen.“


Ilka Roßmann catering division manager accenteIlka Roßmann
Catering division manager/officer with signing power accente

Responsible for the planning and execution of any ever so demanding event.

“We are satisfied when at the end of the day the guest says how satisfied he is. What else could you wish for?“


Manuel Glockenmeier Bereichsleiter Restaurants accenteManuel Glockenmeier
Restaurants division manager

The patron of all restaurants on the exhibition grounds.

“Creating a varied food and beverage offer for all restaurants on the exhibition grounds as well as hiring the right staff is on the one hand my biggest challenge, but on the other hand, this is also the thrill that drives me positively every day.“


Christopher Günther café/bistro division manager accenteChristopher Günther
Café/Bistro division manager

He is boss of the smaller locations and the big Festhalle.

“Here so many small bistros and cafés, there the venerable big Festhalle. The difference couldn’t be wider. But it’s exactly these differences that make my job so attractive.“


Technology, equipment, logistics, housekeeping – and everything under control

Roland Röder technology division manager accenteRoland Röder
Technology division manager

Responsible for the repair of all defects of equipment and the vehicle fleet.

“Maintaining and repairing instead of scrapping or throwing away are sustainable approaches to saving resources.“


Frank Wellems equipment & markets division manager accenteFrank Wellems
Equipment & Markets division manager

From coffeemakers and drinking glasses to water coolers and fridges, even furniture and the supermarkets. There is nothing Frank Wellems wouldn’t have under his control.

“The accente pool is unimaginably large. This is a daily logistic challenge to me and everyone else.“


Sibylle Schumacher Logistics division managerSibylle Schumacher
Logistics division manager

Procurement, storage, delivery - the orchestration of the food, the beverages as well as the many other goods required for the event and restaurant.

”Good logistics goes unnoticed at best. For this purpose, it is individually planned forward - and thought backward - for each event and restaurant."


Mario Hofmann housekeeping division manager accenteMario Hofmann
Housekeeping division manager

From cutlery to dishes and glasses, from the working clothes of the employees to cleaning the clothes. This is the wide field for which Mr Hofmann is responsible.

“A diverse and exciting task where I can proof my long term international hotel and F&B experience on a daily basis. At the same time, I love to be surrounded by interesting people. Our guests, the final outcome, and the team will always be at first place.“


Finance, IT and everything under control

Thorsten Möller commercial manager/officer with signing power accenteThorsten Möller
Commercial manager/officer with signing power

Takes care that the figures reflect the reality.

“In the proper sense of the word, I do a capital job.“


Andreas Riefer IT division managerAndreas Riefer
IT division manager

He and his team ensure that all IT systems and programmes run smoothly.

"We work unnoticed in the background. This allows the specialist departments to concentrate on their business and the actual tasks."

Permanent employees, freelancers and good working conditions

Markus Geulig HR division managerMarkus Geulig
HR division manager

In this capacity, he is responsible for all permanent employees.

“Every employee is different. And it is precisely this diversity of people what accente stands for. My task is to promote individual strengths and to pool them for accente purposefully.“

Nicolas Jäger HR operations division managerNicolas Jäger
HR operations division manager

Where personnel are sought, he sees the human being.

"Meeting each individual with warmth and joy is my passion. Only with a sense for personal potential and understanding for human weaknesses can we motivate credibly and sustainably. This is how we achieve even the boldest goals together. Success through empathy in business."