Managing Board

Alexander Jobst

Marketing, Sales and Organisation

Date of birth: 24.09.1973
Place of birth: Fulda
Joined Schalke 04: 2011
Contract until: 2021

Professional experience:
2000-2005 Global Sponsorship Manager, Siemens AG
2005-2007 Head of International Development, Real Madrid
2007-2011 Head of Sales, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Since 2010 Member of the Business Advisory Board for the Sport Management Alumni Association (University of Bayreuth)


Peter Knäbel

Sport and Communications

Date of Birth: 02.10.1966
Place of Birth: Witten
Joined Schalke 04: 2018
Contract until: 2024

Professional experience:
1984-2003 Professional footballer (VfL Bochum, FC St. Pauli, 1. FC Saarbrücken, TSV 1860 München, FC St. Gallen, 1. FC Nürnberg, FC Winterthur)
2003-2009 Technical director, FC Basel
2009-2014 Technical director, Swiss Football Association
2014-2016 Director of professional football, Hamburger SV
2018-2021 Technical director for youth and development, FC Schalke 04


Christina Rühl-Hamers

Finance, Personnel and Legal matters

Date of birth: 23.07.1976
Place of birth: Haltern
Joined Schalke 04: 2010
Contract until: 2023

Professional experience:
2003-2007 Associate at RSM Hemmelrath, Düsseldorf
2007-2009 Manager at Mazars GmbH (merger with RSM Hemmelrath), Düsseldorf
2009-2010 Manager at Warth & Klein GmbH, Düsseldorf
since 2007 Tax advisor
since 2010 Auditor (not currently active)
since 2019 Member of the DFL’s finance commission