Holger Volland currently serves as Vice President and member of the executive board of Frankfurter Buchmesse. He is responsible for international business development and heads the book fair’s office in Beijing and the divisions for events and special sales. Together with Christiane zu Salm he founded THE ARTS+.
Over the course of his career, Holger has become known as a bridge between business and creative sectors, and his expertise for developing digital business models have helped numerous companies and organizations.
Prior to joining the book fair, Holger served as head of marketing and communications with the German Booksellers and Publishers Association and head of brand communications at MetaDesign AG. Before, he led Leipziger & Partner as Managing Director, a digital marketing and communications consultancy which he founded in Berlin. He has held positions in media such as journalism, radio, television and online development and design and curated numerous exhibitions in Buenos Aires and Berlin.
Holger studied information science at Freie Universität Berlin. He led the launch of the New Economy Business School as its founding director and also enjoyed a tenure as lecturer at Hochschule Wismar and Mediacampus Frankfurt. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and brushing up on his photography skills. He enjoys meeting others who share his passion and enthusiasm for new ideas. So please don’t hesitate to say hello when you see him on the conference floor.