Concorde Filmverleih's Martin Kochendoerfer is to succeed Anatol Nitschke as board member of the Berlin-based distributor X Verleih from April 1.

Kochendoerfer has worked in various functions at Concorde in Munich since the end of 1989, including sales manager since 1995. He will be responsible for sales, PR and marketing and run X Verleih together with the other board members, Manuela Stehr and Stefan Arndt.

Nitschke had been head of distribution at X Verleih since 2000 and is now leaving to serve as co-managing director of Senator Film Verleih and Senator Home Entertainment along with Peter Heinzemann.