Reinhard Wölpert from Swabia is the Managing Director of Metropolregion Mitteldeutschland Management GmbH. He studied transport and land use planning at the University of Stuttgart and Berlin Institute of Technology. As a qualified engineer, he initially joined a private planning firm before working for the Berlin Senate. In 1992, he was appointed a department head at the City Planning Office in Leipzig. In addition, he is the managing director of LEVG, which heads the redevelopment of Alte Messe. Within the city administration, he has supported CGMR in a variety of way since its foundation, including as office manager.