Kai-Roger Grueneke was born in 1963; he studied business economics in Wuppertal and holds an MBA in Birmingham, UK. Having worked as manager for various holding companies and subsidiaries of major corporations in Germany as well as management consultancies, he can draw on 15 years of experience.

He worked in different industries from the media industry to the financial industry as well as for wholesalers and retailers specializing in commercial and strategic management. He was CFO and Member of the Management Board of stock listed Albis Leasing AG after heading the departments of corporate controlling, corporate strategy and corporate communication as a Director at Celesio AG in the pharmaceutical industry.

Before that Grueneke learned the ropes of the film and TV industry at the headquarters of Bertelsmann AG. He was also the Head of Finance + Business Affairs of the Bertelsmann film production subsidiary Trebitsch Film. Since 2006 he is CEO of EVA.


1990 – 1991   Management Consultant
GMO Management Beratung GmbH (Dusseldorf)

1991 – 1993   SBU Controller Entertainment
Bertelsmann AG (Guetersloh HQ)

1993 – 1995   Director Finance & Business Affairs
Trebitsch Filmproduktion/Bertelsmann (Hamburg)

1995 – 1999   Director for Corporate Strategy, Corporate Controlling and Corporate Communication
Celesio AG (Stuttgart HQ)

1999  – 2001   CFO, Management Board Member
ALBIS Leasing AG (Hamburg)

Since 2002   CEO (Financial Reorganization)
Vif Film (Potsdam) and MBP Film (Munich)

2006 – 2009   CEO
EVA Finance GmbH
EvaApollo Media GmbH
atlas international Film GmbH
DUO Entertainment Vertriebs GmbH

Since 2006   CEO
Entertainment Value Associates GmbH
EVA Film GmbH