GUFC board members
KRISTIAN BAUMGÄRTNER – Board Member
The “Kraichgauer” and President. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim e.V. and former senior league kicker of the TSG 1899 has been committed to GUFC for years in various events and supports GUFC since 2018 as member of the supervisory board. In addition to his main role at TSG 1899 in the Supporters Section where he coordinates all kids, youth and school programs, Kristian is everywhere to be found where support is needed. He plays at TSG 1899 Old Boys.
GEERT BRUSSELERS – Board Member
The former pro has been with Global United FC from the very beginning. He used to be a U21 national player with the PSV Eindhoven in Holland and had engagements with NAC Breda in the Netherlands, premier league clubs in Canada, the US, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.
Until recently, he was the head of the youth training program at PSV Eindhoven and before that he was the responsible for the youth division and a co-trainer at NAC Breda.
TILMANN MEUSER – Advisor and Honorary Member
Study of communication design, marketing and psychology in Mainz. Founding shareholder of CP/COMPARTNER Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH, Essen/Berlin, CEO until 2011. In the past years, CP/agency won the most renowned and prestigious awards for various advertising and PR campaigns under leadership of Tilmann Meuser.
Furthermore, Tilmann Meuser is involved in various associations, expert committees and economic associations and is giving guest lectures at colleges and universities. Both, the company CP/CONSULT Consulting Services, founded in 2011, and the entrepreneur and enthusiastic football fan Meuser are actively supporting the integration of socially disadvantaged children and teenagers through sports and culture projects in the Rhine-Ruhr area.
Since 2012 he has been supporting the work of Global United FC e.V. by founding the Global United supporting initiative.
DR. MARTIN SCHÄFER- Board Member
The diplomat is currently envoy at the German Embassy in Paris and was previously head of the press section in Pretoria and, from 2017 on, German Ambassador for South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini. He also gained further experience in the diplomatic service at the embassies in Kiev and Santiago de Chile and as Head of the Press Department for the former Foreign Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Sigmar Gabriel. The Werder Bremen fan was also a frequent guest commentator on Bundesliga broadcasts on the South African state broadcaster SABC.
THOMAS RICHTER – Board Member
The former German U18 national player was a professional goalkeeper. After stations in German clubs like FC Augsburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Darmstadt 98, Wehen Wiesbaden and FC Homburg his journey led him to the South African Premier League club Mpumalanga Black Aces. He then began a business degree in finance and accounting and trained to become a club manager while he held a position at an accounting firm. This training brought him back to football as a managing director at FC Homburg and most recently in the position as a team manager at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, where he is part of contract administration team.
BERNHARD HEINISCH – Board Member
Bernd strengthens our team on location of charity games as well as fundraising since the beginning of 2018. The successful amateur footballer is a born networker, which benefits not only GUFC, but also the charity club of the German public-service radio and television broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk FC Sternstunden. The honorary doctor of a polytechnic university is now working as a team manager in the amateur field and as a consultant for international relations in the professional field. He was coach of the U17 team of SSV Jahn Regensburg.