Corporate Governance

Compliance Statement

Corporate Governance Report

Management Board

Dominik Richter, CEO

Dominik Richter

CEO

Dominik has been CEO since starting HelloFresh in 2011. He is responsible for keeping a general oversight of the business and strategy. Dominik’s an entrepreneur to the core and started his first two businesses while still at university. Dominik graduated from WHU with a degree in International Business in 2009, and from the London School of Economics in 2010 with a Masters in Finance and worked for Goldman Sachs before founding HelloFresh.
Thomas Griesel, CEO

Thomas Griesel

CEO

Thomas is responsible for the international segment at HelloFresh and co-founded the company with Dominik in 2011. Thomas previously worked at OC&C Strategy Consultants and started a range of his own businesses and ideas. He graduated from WHU with a degree in International Business Administration in 2009, and from the London Business School in 2010 with a Masters in Management.
Christian Gärtner, CFO

Christian Gärtner

CFO

Prior to joining HelloFresh, Christian spent 19 years in banking, most recently at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he ran the Equity Capital Markets business for the German speaking region. Prior to that he was at Goldman Sachs in London and Frankfurt.
Edward Boyes, CCO

Edward Boyes

CCO

Ed joined HelloFresh back in 2012 and co-founded the company's UK business as CEO of HelloFresh UK. Four years later he was appointed CEO of HelloFresh in the US. In January 2020 Ed joined the HelloFresh Management Board as Chief Commercial Officer. Before joining HelloFresh, Ed worked at Booz & Company. He previously graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Economics and Management in 2010.

Supervisory Board

Jeffrey Lieberman
(Chairman)

Jeffrey Lieberman was born in Passaic, New Jersey, in 1974 and is an American citizen. Mr. Lieberman studied systems engineering and economics with a focus on finance at the Moore School of Engineering and the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with honors. Early in his career, Mr. Lieberman was a Management Consultant at the New York office of McKinsey & Co, where he advised companies from various industries and supported them in improving their business strategies, for example with regard to pricing or product strategy and risk assessment. In 1998, Mr. Lieberman joined Insight Venture Partners, where he is now Managing Director. He is a member of the Investment Committee and is responsible for sourcing, investing and managing private investments in software and internet technologies. In addition, Mr. Lieberman holds mandates in supervisory bodies of different companies. He serves as member of the board of directors at 6Sense Insights, Inc., Clinc Inc., Hootsuite Media Inc., Insightful Science, LLC, Open Education Holdings Inc., Sift Science, Inc., Udemy, Inc. and Yoobic Ltd. Furthermore, he serves as observer of the board of directors at DivvyPay, Inc., Gainsight, Inc. and Lightricks Ltd. Against this background, HelloFresh SE considers Mr. Lieberman to be an independent member of its Supervisory Board. Mr. Lieberman was appointed for the first time as chairman of HelloFresh SE’s supervisory board on 1 November 2015. His current term of one year expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2020.

Ursula Radeke-Pietsch
(Deputy Chairman)

Ursula Radeke-Pietsch was born in Regensburg, Germany, in 1958 and is a German citizen. Ms. Radeke-Pietsch holds two degrees in business administration and computer science from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In 1985, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch joined Siemens. In the course of her career at Siemens, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch has held several management positions, including positions in the area of structured finance, audit and corporate finance. For example, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch was Head of Global Capital Markets at Siemens AG from October 2009 until May 2017. In this position she was responsible for the global capital market strategy of the Siemens Group and optimized its capital structure. She negotiated and managed global funding instruments and programs according to the company's liquidity needs with a team of 13 employees reporting directly to her. This included e.g. the development and implementation of individual financing strategies for M&A projects (IPOs, spin-offs, spin-offs, etc.). From June 2017 to March 2019, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch was Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Group Treasury at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, Bilbao, Spain. There she built up and headed the global Corporate Finance and Treasury department, which includes the areas of liquidity and risk management, capital markets, foreign exchange management, treasury, trade finance, pensions and insurance. In addition, she established and implemented global standards for governance and internal controls for the finance department, optimized the capital structure and established two external ratings. Since April 2019, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch is Global Head of Strategic Projects at Siemens AG, Munich. In this role she develops, structures and manages global M&A projects, and leads and manages both the digitization process and ESG initiatives for the group's Corporate Finance department. Against this background, HelloFresh SE considers Ms. Radeke-Pietsch to be an independent member of its Supervisory Board. Ms. Radeke-Pietsch was appointed for the first time as member of HelloFresh SE’s supervisory board on 1 November 2015. Her current term of one year expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2020.

John H. Rittenhouse

John H. Rittenhouse was born in Queens, New York, in 1956 and is an American citizen. Mr. Rittenhouse studied at Rollins College (business administration, management and operations), Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee (Executive Masters of Business Administration) and St. Patrick’s Seminary & University (theology). Mr. Rittenhouse has held senior leadership roles at Wal Mart Stores, Inc., LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, Michaels Stores, Inc. and Target Corporation and has worked as National Practice Partner at KPMG. At Wal-Mart, he was Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for technology, supply chain, logistics, customer care and operations. At LVMH Moët Hennessy, he served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Finance with responsibility for tax and transfer pricing. At Target Corporation, he held the position of Vice President Supply Chain and Inventory Management, where he organized distribution center operations and managed special projects for the CEO. At Michaels Stores he was Vice President Operations and at KPMG he was a partner in the consulting department, advising clients on risk provisioning and operations. In 2007, Mr. Rittenhouse founded Cavallino Capital, LLC, where he now serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the firm’s capital, advisory and subsidiary businesses. His particular focus is on investments and consulting services. He also serves as chairman and chief executive officer at VinAsset Inc. In addition, Mr. Rittenhouse is member of the supervisory board of Jumia Technologies AG (deputy chairman and chair of the audit committee), which’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Against this background, HelloFresh SE considers Mr. Rittenhouse to be an independent member of its Supervisory Board. Mr. Rittenhouse was appointed for the first time as member of HelloFresh SE’s supervisory board on 1 November 2015. His current term of one year expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2020.

Derek Zissman

Derek Zissman was born in Birmingham, England, in 1944 and is a British citizen. Mr. Zissman is a chartered accountant and has over 45 years’ experience in the capital markets in the United Kingdom. He joined KPMG UK in 1971 and was promoted to partner within five years, a position he held for over 30 years, and was appointed vice chairman of KPMG UK in 2004. During his time at KPMG UK, Mr. Zissman was a founding Partner of KPMG UK’s Corporate Finance Group and the Private Equity Group in the United Kingdom and the United States. Following his retirement in March 2008, he has held directorships at Alchemy Partners, Barclays Wealth & Investment Management and Seymour Pierce. He is currently director at Crossroads Partners Ltd.. In addition, Mr. Zissman holds mandates in supervisory bodies of Amiad Water Systems Ltd (non-executive director), Sureserve Group plc (non-executive director) and 600 Group PLC (non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee). Against this background, HelloFresh SE considers Mr. Zissman to be an independent member of its Supervisory Board. Mr. Zissman was appointed for the first time as member of HelloFresh SE’s supervisory board on 1 November 2015. His current term of one year expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2020.

Ugo Arzani

Ugo Arzani was born in Lecco, Italy, in 1974 and is an Italian citizen. Mr. Arzani holds a degree (summa cum laude) in business administration from Bocconi University, with a specialization in the internationalization of companies. Mr. Arzani joined Banque Paribas in 1998 where he worked in the securities department in Paris for eight months and in Frankfurt for three months. In 1999, Mr. Arzani joined Merrill Lynch where he worked in investment banking in London as Managing Director on a variety of M&A and equity and debt transactions with a focus on European, Middle Eastern and African companies in the retail, online and consumer goods sectors. Since 2013, Mr. Arzani works at Qatar Investment Authority where he holds the position of Global Head of Retail & Consumer Goods. Mr. Arzani heads a global investment portfolio in retail, consumer goods, leisure and consumer technology with an investment volume of over USD 10 billion. In addition, Mr. Arzani holds mandates in supervisory bodies of American Express Global Business Travel III B.V. (director), Beauchamp Company No.2 Limited (director), Harrods Group International Holdings Limited (director) and Vente Privée S.A. (director). Against this background, HelloFresh SE considers Mr. Arzani to be an independent member of its Supervisory Board. Mr. Arzani was appointed for the first time as member of HelloFresh SE’s supervisory board on 16 February 2017. His current term of one year expires at the end of the Annual General Meeting 2020.

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