Managing Board

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