Corporate Governance

Management

Oliver Samwer
CEO

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.

Peter Kimpel
CFO

Peter Kimpel was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1968. He holds a degree in business administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Upon graduation, Peter began his career with Goldman Sachs as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs International London. Between 1992 and 2014, he held various other positions at Goldman Sachs, including Associate in New York/ San Francisco, Associate and later Vice President at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, where he was Managing Director from 2004 to 2006. Subsequently, from 2006 to 2010, Peter worked as Managing Director of Goldman Sachs International London, where he was promoted to Partner in 2010. In 2014, Peter left Goldman Sachs and became Rocket’s Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for finance, investor relations, legal, risk & compliance and internal audit.

Alexander Kudlich
Board Member, Group Managing Director

Alexander Kudlich was born in Bonn, Germany in 1980. He studied business administration with a specialization in finance and accounting at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland from 1999 to 2004 and graduated as Lic.oec.(HSG). In 2005, Alexander received a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from the University College London in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the European School of Management and Technology. In 2005, upon graduation from the University College London, Alexander joined Axel Springer AG as the Assistant of the Chairman and CEO (Dr. Mathias Döpfner). From 2008 to 2011, he worked in various managerial positions in a group company of Axel Springer AG – the zanox.de AG, including as Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe. In 2011, Alexander joined Rocket Internet. As Group Managing Director, he is responsible for operations, product development, technology and resources.