Ralf Kokemüller joined BB in 1995 and was appointed Managing Director by Michael Brenner, the founder of the group of companies, just one year later. During their close collaboration BB Group developed into one of the most successful promoters of live entertainment in Germany and Europe.
Responsible for scouting and booking, he has been in charge of numerous internationally acclaimed productions such as STOMP, Yamato and Tanguera. As CEO of the BB Group, Ralf Kokemüller upheld the BB Group’s maxim to discover new and fascinating shows and artists and to realise the high-quality shows with great passion. The productions and co-productions, whose realisation he has been able to celebrate in German-speaking countries, include musicals as Disney’s The Lion King, We Will Rock You, West Side Story, Tango Passion and the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
In 2015 Ralf Kokemüller produced the original German-language production of Bodyguard. The first Cuban musical Carmen la Cubana, co-produced with the renowned Théâtre du Châtelet, premiered in Paris in 2016 and has been running in theatres worldwide since 2018. At Mehr-BB Entertainment, with which the BB Group merged in April 2019, Ralf Kokemüller was CEO and producer until the end of 2022. In this role, he was responsible for the in-house production of the 1920s revue Berlin Berlin, which celebrated an acclaimed premiere at the Admiralspalast in 2019 and subsequently went on tour several times. By now, Kokemüller is devoting himself to his tasks as a producer and consultant.