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

Bettina’s areas of responsibility at Rocket Internet include capital markets transactions, investments, capital raising, corporate finance, investor relations and communications. Prior to joining Rocket Internet in 2014, Bettina worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Barclays, where she advised clients in the European Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector on M&A, public takeovers, initial public offerings, bond and debt placements. Bettina started her career at Arthur Andersen in the Risk Consulting team in New York. She holds an MBA degree from Columbia Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Arnt Jeschke
SVP Finance

Arnt was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1971. He studied business administration with a specialization in auditing, investment banking and international management in Cologne, Paris (HEC) and Milan (Bocconi). Before joining Rocket in Berlin, he worked for Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Jamba! and European Founders Fund. As SVP Finance Arnt is responsible for financial reporting and investment controlling at Rocket Internet SE.

Regional Management Middle East
Dr. Eyad Alkassar
Managing Director
Middle East Internet Group

Before joining Rocket Internet as Co-founder of Namshi and Managing Director of the Middle East Internet Group, Eyad Alkassar worked as Senior Researcher in Computer Science. During his studies, he was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation. In 2017 Eyad was selected as Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

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

29 Jun 2020

Articles of Association of Rocket Internet SE in German (with English convenience translation)

01 Apr 2020

FY 2019 Corporate Governance Report

Corporate Governance Report 2019
EN | DE

19 Feb 2020

Articles of Association of Rocket Internet SE in German
(with English convenience translation)

20 Dec 2019

Declaration of Conformity with German Corporate Governance Code

Declaration of Conformity
EN | DE

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
EN | DE

17 Apr 2019

FY 2018 Corporate Governance Report
and Declaration of Conformity with German Corporate Governance Code

Corporate Governance Report 2018
EN | DE

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
EN | DE

25 Apr 2017

FY 2016 Corporate Governance Report and Declaration of Conformity with German Corporate Governance Code

Corporate Governance Report 2016
EN | DE