Holger Tromp began his professional career as a sports journalist. In addition to completing a Sports Studies course, he worked as a freelance for a number of media houses. Between 2000 and 2002 he completed an editorial traineeship at one of the biggest regional newspapers in Germany, the Rheinische Post in Düsseldorf. After another two years as a local sports editor, he moved from journalism to corporate communication.
Tromp was in charge of communications for the World Team Cup in Düsseldorf for almost five years under the umbrella of the global tennis organisation ATP. He then served as press officer and head of communications for Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim between 2011 and 2014. Before taking up his position as Director of Communications for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in spring 2019, he worked as a media and communications consultant for executives, clubs and associations in the sports industry.
From March 2019
Director of Communications at Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH
2015 - 2019
Freelance media and communications consultant
2011 – 2014
Head of media and communications at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Fußball-Spielbetriebs GmbH
2009 - 2011
2004 – 2008
Head of communications with the ATP
2002 – 2004
Editor in chief of local sports at the Rheinische Post
2000 – 2002
Editorial traineeship at the Rheinische Post