ESSMA announces two new Advisory Committee Members: Piotr Bielecki and Joachim Baur

It is with great pleasure that ESSMA can announce the addition of two new Advisory Committee members: Piotr Bielecki (Competition Manager at Ekstraklasa) and Joachim Baur (Senior Manager Stadium & Infrastructure at DFL). We are confident that ESSMA will benefit from their experience within the stadium industry and we look forward working together with them.

Since 2006, Piotr Bielecki is working at Ekstraklasa, the Polish Professional Football League, since 2006. As Competition Manager he is responsible for running the professional football league competition, scheduling and preparing legal regulations. In addition, he is Project Manager of Ekstraklasa SA’s pitch improvement programme and has worked with various stakeholders to further professionalise the stadium industry.


“With great pleasure I am taking the opportunity to contribute to the development of the stadium industry within ESSMA's Advisory Committee. I strongly believe that sharing views, ideas and experience will be beneficial for all ESSMA members.” 

Piotr Bielecki, Competition Manager at Ekstraklasa

Joachim Baur has over 30 years of experience in different fields of national and international football and football business, with stadium and infrastructure as his core area. Since DFL, Deutsche Fußball Liga, was founded in 2001, he has been working in the Department Match Operations and Licensing where he is responsible for the organisation of Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga and Coordination of recommendations to improve the operational delivery of match operations in professional football. Within DFL’s new structure of the Department of Football Matters and Fans, he is the Senior Manager of Stadium & Infrastructure. His tasks and experiences include cross cultural relationship management, contribution to workshops and meetings, project and knowledge management and actively collaborating with internal and external partners and counterparts.

ESSMA is fortunate to have a diverse group of Advisory Committee Members who have the expertise and the desire to bring new insights and learnings to the Association. Adding Piotr Bielecki and Joachim Baur to our Advisory Committee is a great way to continue our objective of creating a dynamic group of experts who can actively contribute to ESSMA’s key expert areas.

Learn more about ESSMA’s Advisory Committee

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