Oliver Kahn has been CEO of FC Bayern München AG since 1 July 2021. The former captain of the German record champions and the German national team joined the board on 1 January 2020 before eventually taking over from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as CEO.
Born in Karlsruhe on 15 June 1969, Kahn made his Bundesliga debut for his home club Karlsruher SC in November 1987. He joined FC Bayern in the summer of 1994 and went on to make 632 competitive appearances and achieve his biggest successes in the 14 years that followed.
Kahn celebrated a total of 23 titles in his outstandingly successful career, including the Champions League in 2001, the Intercontinental Cup in 2001 and the UEFA Cup in 1996. Kahn won eight German championship titles, six DFB Cups and six League Cup titles. He was named German Footballer of the Year in 2000 and 2001 and World's Best Goalkeeper in 1999, 2001 and 2002.
Kahn made 86 senior appearances for Germany, 49 of them as captain. He won the European Championship in 1996 and finished World Cup runner-up in 2002. He became the only goalkeeper to win the Golden Ball award for the best player of a FIFA World Cup, recognising his outstanding performances on the road to the final in 2002.
After 20 years as a pro, Oliver Kahn hung up his gloves in 2008, working as a pundit for state broadcaster ZDF for international and Champions League matches. He won the German Sports Journalists' Award for his work as a sports expert three times in a row, in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Besides his work as a TV expert, Kahn is a businessman. He completed his studies in Salzburg and earned an MBA in General Management in 2011. Oliver Kahn is one of the co-founders of Goalplay. The globally operating company focuses on perfecting the skills of football goalkeepers and goalkeeping coaches.
Oliver Kahn was inducted into the Hall of Fame of German Football in 2019.
The FC Bayern honorary captain promotes the global establishment of educational centres for socially disadvantaged children and adolescents through the Oliver Kahn Foundation.