Borussia Dortmund has been one of the most successful German football clubs for decades, with regular qualification for the prestigious and financially lucrative UEFA competitions. Over the long term, the club has a reputation and proven track record of prudent investment in young talent while maintaining success on the pitch. The company is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a listed entity.
In this interview Borussia Dortmund’s CFO, Thomas Treẞ provides an overview of management’s long-term strategy. He goes on to explain how the business has been affected by COVID-19 and how the company would react in the event of a prolonged disruption from the pandemic. He then gives his view on how European football competitions may change. Finally, he sets out management’s philosophy towards financial debt given the company’s investment requirements.