Leadership & Governance

Our global companies and investment network is headed by our Berlin-based Management Board and also our Supervisory Board. Read on for additional information.

Management Board


Oliver Samwer
Chief Executive Officer

Bachelor’s degree, WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar. Began Career as Trainee at Sal. Oppenheim. 1999, co-founded Alando in Germany and sold the company to eBay; then became Managing Director eBay Germany, Switzerland and Austria. 2000, co–founded Jamba and sold to VeriSign in 2004. Since 2006, numerous investments, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon, Zalando, Funding Circle, Lazada. 2007, co-founded Rocket Internet. 2014, became CEO and took the company public; Rocket Internet incubates online business models and invests in startups through its venture capital arm Global Founders Capital.


Soheil Mirpour
Executive Board Member

Soheil Mirpour studied Business Administration at the WHU in Vallendar and ESSEC in Paris. He was a Scholar of the German Academic Scholarship (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). Soheil started his professional career at Rocket Internet. At Morgan Stanley he was working in Investment Banking and at KKR in Private Equity. In 2017 Soheil Mirpour rejoined Rocket Internet.

Leadership Team


Central Management
Bettina Curtze
SVP Finance and Investments
Arnt Jeschke
SVP Finance
Ronny Rentner
CTO
Regional Management Middle East
Dr. Eyad Alkassar
Managing Director
Middle East Internet Group

Supervisory Board


Prof. Dr. Marcus Englert
Chairman

General Partner at Texas Atlantic Capital, Houston, Texas

Prof. Dr. Joachim Schindler
Deputy Chairman

Chartered Accountant, Tax Adviser

Norbert Lang

Management Consultant

Pierre Louette

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Les Echos Le Parisien Group, LVMH

Corporate Governance

01 Apr 2020 FY 2019 Corporate Governance Report Corporate Governance Report 2019
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19 Feb 2020 Articles of Association of Rocket Internet SE in German
(with English convenience translation)
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20 Dec 2019 Declaration of Conformity with German Corporate Governance Code Declaration of Conformity
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17 Apr 2019 FY 2018 Non-financial Report in German
(with English convenience translation)

including Independent Auditor's Limited Assurance Report
Non-financial Report 2018
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17 Apr 2019 FY 2018 Corporate Governance Report
and Declaration of Conformity with German Corporate Governance Code
Corporate Governance Report 2018
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27 Jun 2018 Updated Declaration of Conformity with German Corporate Governance Code Declaration of Conformity
EN | DE
18 Apr 2018 FY 2017 Non-financial Report in German
(with English convenience translation)

including Independent Auditor's Limited Assurance Report
Non-financial Report 2017
EN | DE
18 Apr 2018 FY 2017 Corporate Governance Report and Declaration of Conformity with German Corporate Governance Code Corporate Governance Report 2017
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25 Apr 2017 FY 2016 Corporate Governance Report and Declaration of Conformity with German Corporate Governance Code Corporate Governance Report 2016
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