Axel Hellmann studied law in Würzburg, Bristol and Berlin. After international mandates in England and the U.S. he worked as a lawyer and partner at corporate law firm Winterstein Rechtsanwälte in Frankfurt from 2005-2012. At the same time, he worked as Vice President and Managing Director of the Executive Board of Eintracht Frankfurt e.V. from 2001-2012 and was a supervisory board member of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG from 2003-2012. Since 01.06.2012 he is a member of the Executive Board of Eintracht Frankfurt Fußball AG.