CEO at IFA Berlin
Leif Lindner is the appointed new CEO of IFA Management GmbH from 1 October 2023. This move highlights the company’s focus on long-term planning and innovation in the trade show industry. Leif Lindner’s extensive industry knowledge, sales experience, and leadership skills will strengthen IFA’s position as the leading global trade show.
He succeeded Oliver Merlin who has been leading the company on an interim basis. Oliver Merlin, along with co-Managing Director Jörg Arntz, will continue overseeing the planning and execution of the 2023 edition, while Leif Lindner will take charge of planning and implementing IFA Berlin 2024.
Leif Lindner brings more than 25 years of industry expertise, including a significant tenure at Samsung Electronics Germany. His experience in multicultural settings and his wide industry network is a valuable assets in his role as Managing Director.
IFA is the world’s largest home appliance and consumer electronics trade show in the world, bringing together the latest innovative tech, global players and the most radical thinkers in the industry.