Governing bodies

As a stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) under German law, Splendid Medien AG has a dual management and control structure consisting of a Managing Board and a Supervisory Board.

The Managing Board has three members:

Andreas R. KleinAndreas R. Klein is the Chairman of the Board of Management of Splendid Medien AG and is responsible for the areas of licenses and strategy. In 1980, he joined the company founded by his father Albert E. Klein in 1974 and developed its home entertainment and post production divisions. 
Following the transformation of the Splendid Group into Splendid Medien AG, He was appointed as the company's Chairman of the Board of Management in June 1999.
Andreas R. Klein has been a producer and co-producer on a number of films, including "Traffic", the four-time Oscar-winning thriller from Steven Soderbergh starring Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and, with Meg Ryan, "Desert Saints" starring Kiefer Sutherland. He also acted as executive producer on the international hit "Agent Cody Banks" and its sequel "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" and on "The Piano Player" starring Christopher Lambert and "In Enemy Hands" with Til Schweiger.

Alexander WelzhoferAlexander Welzhofer has been a member of the managing board, in charge of marketing and distribution, of Splendid Medien AG since February 2001. Welzhofer is also managing director of WVG Medien GmbH in Hamburg and Easy Learning Group GmbH, Hamburg. 
From 1993 to 1997, he headed PolyGram Video Deutschland and played a major role in setting up PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. In 1988, he set up Richard Branson's film holding M.C.E.G Virgin Vision (later renamed VVL) in the German-speaking countries, and headed the company until it was taken over by PolyGram in 1993.
Before that, Welzhofer worked for two years as assistant to the management of HVW Focus Film. His career in the film and video business began in 1983, when he introduced telemarketing to the German video business.



Hans-Jörg Mellmann

As a member of the Management Board since April 2013, Hans-Jörg Mellmann is responsible for the Finance department and the commercial affairs of the Splendid Group.


Mellmann, a graduate in business administration, has already been an authorised signatory of the Finance department since April 2011. Before joining the Splendid Group he held commercial management positions at various small and medium-sized enterprises, including in the software and communications industry.

The members of the Supervisory Board are:

Dr. Ralph Drouven
Bernd Kucera
Malisa Scott