Since its formation in 2009, Initiative Profisport Deutschland (IPD) has lobbied for the common political interests of the four most popular German professional leagues. The four league CEOs represent the IPD with equal rights: Dr. Stefan Holz (BBL), Gernot Tripcke (DEL), Christian Seifert (DFL) and Frank Bohmann (HBL)
The IPD serves as a forum for dialogue between the four leagues, puts topics of relevance to professional sport on the political agenda and supports regulatory developments at federal and state level.
IPD is based at the Berlin Office of German Sport. The point of contact is Timo Albrecht.