– GERMANY, Berlin – Rocket Internet SE announced today that the Supervisory Board of Rocket Internet has decided to propose Stefan Krause and Pierre Louette to be elected as new Supervisory Board members at the annual general meeting on June 9, 2016.
Stefan Krause is the former Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Bank as well as former Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Board for sales and marketing of BMW. Pierre Louette is Chief Executive Officer Delegate of Orange in charge of the General Secretariat, Orange Digital Ventures, Orange Wholesale France, Group Sourcing and Supply Chain.
Stefan Krause and Pierre Louette will succeed Lorenzo Grabau and Erik Mitteregger to increase the number of Supervisory Board members independent of Rocket Internet shareholders. Mr. Grabau and Mr. Mitteregger will resign from the Rocket Internet Supervisory Board effective June 9, 2016.
Professor Dr Marcus Englert, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rocket Internet, commented: “We would like to thank Lorenzo Grabau and Erik Mitteregger for their significant efforts to bring Rocket Internet to the public markets and their valuable insight and advice. We are excited to have Stefan Krause and Pierre Louette join the board. They will contribute a wealth of international experience and deep expertise in strategy, operations and Corporate Governance.”
About Rocket Internet
Rocket Internet builds and invests in Internet companies that take proven online business models to new, fast-growing markets. Rocket Internet focuses on five industry sectors of online and mobile retail services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise, Home & Living and Travel. Its network of companies operates a variety of business models in over 110 countries on six continents with more than 36,000 employees at the end of 2015. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET).
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