Management Board

Oliver Samwer
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Oliver Samwer
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Oliver Samwer is Chief Executive Officer of Rocket Internet AG. Before founding Rocket in 2007, Oliver, together with his brothers, founded several other successful companies, including Alando.de. After the sale of Alando to eBay Inc., Oliver worked as Managing Director of eBay and was responsible for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. He holds a business degree from Otto Beisheim School of Business (WHU), one of Germany’s top business schools. In 2004, Oliver was selected as one of the Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Peter Kimpel
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Peter Kimpel
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Peter Kimpel is Chief Financial Officer of Rocket Internet. Before joining Rocket he was partner at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt am Main.
Alexander Kudlich
Group Managing Director
Alexander Kudlich
Group Managing Director
Alexander Kudlich is Group Managing Director of Rocket Internet AG. Before joining Rocket, he worked at Axel Springer AG for 6+ years, first as Personal Assistant to the CEO and later as Regional Managing Director for Zanox. Alexander holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Accounting from University of St. Gallen (HSG), a M.A. in Philosophy from UCL and an MBA from ESMT.

Managing Directors Germany - Berlin

Arnt Jeschke
Founder & Managing Director
Berlin
Arnt Jeschke
Founder & Managing Director
Berlin
Arnt joined Rocket Internet in 2009 as Managing Director in Berlin and is responsible for Finance and Administration. Prior to joining Rocket, Arnt worked for Jamba!/iLove as Director of Finance, at Deutsche Bank in Controlling and at KPMG as audit manager. Arnt studied at the HEC in Paris, the Bocconi in Milan and holds a Master's degree in International Management from the University of Cologne.
Dr. Johannes Bruder
Managing Director
Berlin
Dr. Johannes Bruder
Managing Director
Berlin
Before joining Rocket as Managing Director in Berlin, Johannes worked for Google in Germany and founded a company in the social/mobile space. He holds a PhD in Economics, doing research into the impact of corporate diversification on innovation and risk taking. Johannes studied Economics in St. Andrews, London, Hamburg, and Berkeley, supported by the German National Academic Foundation.

International Experts

Andreas Winiarski
Global Head of PR & Communications
Andreas Winiarski
Global Head of PR & Communications
Andreas is a passionate media guy. Before joining Rocket Internet as Global Head of Public Relations, he worked for the Chief Editorial Staff of BILD, Europe's largest newspaper, and coordinated the launch of star & fashion magazine STYLEBOOK.de. He was Press Spokesman at Axel Springer AG and has worked for the Global Public Relations of Bayer Schering Pharma AG. Andreas studied economics supported by Schering AG and communications, history and politics with a scholarship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
Arthur Gerigk
Global Director Marketing
Arthur Gerigk
Global Director Marketing
As Global Director Marketing Arthur is responsible for all global marketing activities. Before that he held executive positions as Vice President International at Groupon, Vice President Marketing at Wimdu and as a founder and Chief Data Scientist at deltamethod. Arthur holds a master’s degree in Mathematical Finance from Technical University of Munich and a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with Computer Science from Technical University of Darmstadt.
Christian Senitz
International CFO
Christian Senitz
International CFO
Before joining Rocket Internet as International CFO in Germany, Christian worked for FREO Group in Luxembourg and EY Germany and the US in Audit and Transaction advisory. Christian holds a degree in business law from FH Nordostniedersachsen in Lueneburg, Germany, and has qualified as certified tax advisor and certified public auditor in Germany.
Christian von Hardenberg
Global CTO
Christian von Hardenberg
Global CTO
Before joining Rocket Internet as Global CTO in Berlin, Christian was CEO at Metaversum. He also developed 3D game engines in C++, researched on computer vision, did business consulting at BCG and McKinsey, and crossed the Alps on foot. Christian holds a master degree in business administration and electrical engineering from Technical University of Berlin.
Dr. Franziska Leonhardt
General Counsel
Dr. Franziska Leonhardt
General Counsel
Before joining Rocket Internet as General Counsel, Franziska worked for the international law firm Clifford Chance in Frankfurt/Main where she specialized in M&A and private equity. Franziska is admitted as a German lawyer and holds a PhD in law.
Jacob Bro
Global CPO
Jacob Bro
Global CPO
Since joining Rocket Internet in 2011, Jacob has played a key role in building up Rocket Internet Australia and is currently based in Singapore where he is leading regional product management and new product launches for our major e-commerce companies in South East Asia. Jacob is a Copenhagen Business School major, and before Rocket his endeavors include management consulting and co-founding a Danish start-up in the digital content and publishing space.
Matthias Müller
Head of Special Projects
Matthias Müller
Head of Special Projects
Before joining Rocket Internet as Head of Global Idea Scouting, Matthias worked for Holtzbrinck Digital and Holtzbrinck Ventures as Investment Analyst. Matthias holds a Master's degree from the Hochschule Reutlingen.
Patrick Fink
Global Head of Business Intelligence
Patrick Fink
Global Head of Business Intelligence
Before joining Rocket Internet as Global Head of Business Intelligence, Patrick worked for Groupon heading the Marketing Intelligence Department. Patrick holds a master's degree in business administration from IE Business School, Spain, where he majored in Strategy.
Ronny Rentner
CTO
Ronny Rentner
CTO
For more than 15 years, Ronny has been working in the area of web development and e-commerce. As a software engineer and consultant Ronny was involved in large scale CMS projects for companies like Bayer Schering Pharma and Gruner + Jahr. During the last years he has gained lots of experience with fast moving, agile processes by leading e-commerce projects based on Magento and symfony as well as taking over the CTO role for different technology startups. Overall, this is a perfect fit for his role at Rocket Internet.
Uwe Gleitz
VP Investment Management
Uwe Gleitz
VP Investment Management
Uwe is VP Investment Management of the Rocket Internet AG. He was previously Managing Director and Cofounder of DropGifts GmbH. Before that, he worked for 6 years in the investment banking advisory division of J.P. Morgan in London. He interned at L'Oréal, Bain & Company, J.P. Morgan and Helaba. Uwe holds a Master of Science in Management, Diplome Grande-Ecole and Diplomkaufmann of the ESCP European Business School.
Vera Termühlen
Head of Human Resources
Vera Termühlen
Head of Human Resources
Vera loves forward thinking people business. Before joining Rocket Internet as Head of Human Resources, she worked five years on various HR projects with KPMG WPG AG, lately as HR Business Partner. She holds a Diplom in Business Administration and a qualification as editor and business coach.