Corporate Governance

Compliance Statement

Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Board

Management Board

Dominik Richter, Group CEO

Dominik Richter

Group CEO

Dominik is 35 years old, was born in Munich, Germany, in 1985 and is a German citizen. 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 International

Thomas Griesel

CEO International

Thomas is 34 years old, was born in Hilden, Germany, in 1986 and is a German citizen. 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

Christian is 47 years old, was born in Kronach, Germany, in 1973 and is a German citizen. He graduated with a Master's degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) in 1997. From 1997 to 2015, he worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs (since 2008 as Managing Director) and BofA Merril Lynch (also as Managing Director). There, he was responsible for the Equity Capital Markets division for the German-speaking region. In this role, he led more than 50 M&A transactions and more than 200 capital markets transactions. Since 2015, Christian has been CFO of HelloFresh and in this role has implemented comprehensive and efficient financing processes across the group, led the company's IPO in 2017 as well as a number of financing rounds and three M&A transactions.
Edward Boyes, CCO

Edward Boyes

CCO

Ed is 31 years old, was born in London, UK, in 1989 and is a British citizen. 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

John H. Rittenhouse
(Chairman)

Mr. John H. Rittenhouse, resident in Tiburon, United States of America, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cavallino Capital, LLC, Tiburon, United States of America

John H. Rittenhouse was born in Queens, New York, in 1956. Mr. Rittenhouse studied at Rollins College (Business Administration and Management), the 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 executive positions at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, Michaels Stores, Inc. and Target Corporation and served as a national partner at KPMG. At Wal-Mart, he was Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for technology, supply chain, logistics, customer service and operations. For LVMH Moët Hennessy, he served as Senior Vice President of supply chain and finance, including 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 served as 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 currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the firm's capital, advisory and investment businesses. In particular, he is responsible for investments and advisory services. He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VinAsset Inc.

Mr. Rittenhouse is currently a member of the following other statutory supervisory boards within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half sentence 1 AktG:

  • Jumia Technologies AG (Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee).

Mr. Rittenhouse is currently a member of the following comparable German and foreign supervisory bodies of business enterprises within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half sentence 2 AktG.

  • Flaviar, Inc. (Member of the Advisory Board)

At present, the following other significant activities of Mr. Rittenhouse exist within the meaning of the German Corporate Governance Code:

  • Cavallino Capital, LLC (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer); and
  • VinAsset Inc. (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer).

According to the assessment of the Supervisory Board, there are no personal or business relationships between Mr. Rittenhouse on the one hand and the companies of the HelloFresh SE group, their corporate bodies or a shareholder directly or indirectly holding more than 10 % of the voting shares in HelloFresh SE on the other hand that are relevant for the election decision of the General Meeting.

Ursula Radeke-Pietsch
(Deputy Chairman)

Ms. Ursula Radeke-Pietsch, resident in Munich, Germany, Global Head of Strategic Projects of Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

Ursula Radeke-Pietsch was born in Regensburg, Germany, in 1958. Ms. Radeke-Pietsch holds two state examinations in Business Administration and Computer Science from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. In 1985, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch began her career at Siemens. During her career at Siemens, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch held several management positions, including structured finance, audit and corporate finance. For example, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch was Head of Global Capital Markets at Siemens AG from October 2009 to May 2017. In this position, she was responsible for the global capital markets strategy of the Siemens group and optimized its capital structure. In doing so, she negotiated and managed global financings according to the company's liquidity needs with a team of 13 employees reporting directly to her. For example, she developed and implemented individual financing strategies for M&A projects (IPOs, spin-offs, demergers, 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 established and led the global Corporate Finance and Treasury department, which includes the areas of Liquidity and Risk Management, Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange Management, Financial Management & Financing, Pensions and Insurance. She also created and implemented global standards for governance and internal controls for the finance function, optimized the capital structure and assisted in the preparation of two external ratings. Since April 2019, Ms. Radeke-Pietsch has been 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 digitalization process and ESG initiatives for the group's Corporate Finance division.

Ms. Radeke-Pietsch is currently not a member of other statutory supervisory boards within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half-sentence 1 AktG or comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies of business enterprises within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half-sentence 2 AktG.

At present, the following other significant activities of Ms. Radeke-Pietsch exist within the meaning of the German Corporate Governance Code:

  • Siemens AG (Global Head of Strategic Projects)

According to the assessment of the Supervisory Board, there are no personal or business relationships between Ms. Radeke-Pietsch on the one hand and the companies of the HelloFresh SE group, their corporate bodies or a shareholder directly or indirectly holding more than 10 % of the voting shares in HelloFresh SE on the other hand that are relevant for the election decision of the General Meeting.

Derek Zissman

Mr. Derek Zissman, resident in London, United Kingdom, former auditor with KPMG UK, London, United Kingdom, non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of 600 Group PLC, Heckmondwike, United Kingdom

Derek Zissman was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1944. Mr. Zissman is a chartered accountant and has more than 45 years of experience in the UK capital markets. In 1971, he joined KPMG UK and was promoted to partner after five years, a position he retained for more than 30 years. In 2004, he was appointed Vice Chairman of KPMG UK. During his time at KPMG UK, Mr. Zissman was a founding partner of KPMG UK's Corporate Finance Group and Private Equity Group in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Following his retirement in March 2008, he served on the advisory boards of Alchemy Partners and Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, among others, and acted as non-executive Chairman of Seymour Pierce. He is currently Director of Crossroads Partners Limited and also a non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Sureserve Group plc and 600 Group PLC.

Mr. Zissman is currently not a member of other statutory supervisory boards within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half sentence 1 AktG.

Mr. Zissman is currently a member of the following comparable German and foreign supervisory bodies of business enterprises within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half sentence 2 AktG:

  • Crossroads Partners Limited (Director);
  • Sureserve Group plc (non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee); and
  • 600 Group PLC (non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee).

At present, Mr. Zissman has no other significant activities as defined by the German Corporate Governance Code.

According to the assessment of the Supervisory Board, there are no personal or business relationships between Mr. Zissman on the one hand and the companies of the HelloFresh SE group, their corporate bodies or a shareholder directly or indirectly holding more than 10 % of the voting shares in HelloFresh SE on the other hand that are relevant for the election decision of the General Meeting.

Stefan Smalla

Stefan Smalla was born in 1977 in Freital, Germany. Mr. Smalla holds a degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) and studied Business Administration at the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Hagen. In 2000, he started his career at dooyoo as Vice President e-Commerce and later became Chief Technology Officer there. In 2003, Mr. Smalla founded the social network Friendity, which was bought by a German media company. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Smalla worked, most recently as a manager, at Bain & Co. where he advised companies in the private equity and technology sectors. In 2011, Mr. Smalla and his co-founders founded Westwing Group AG, which he has since led as CEO (Chairman of the Board). Westwing Group AG is now listed on the stock exchange.

Mr. Smalla is currently not a member of other statutory supervisory boards within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half-sentence 1 AktG or comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies of business enterprises within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half-sentence 2 AktG.

At present, the following other significant activities of Mr. Smalla exist within the meaning of the German Corporate Governance Code:

  • Westwing Group AG (Chief Executive Officer)

According to the assessment of the Supervisory Board, there are no personal or business relationships between Mr. Smalla on the one hand and the companies of the HelloFresh SE group, their corporate bodies or a shareholder directly or indirectly holding more than 10 % of the voting shares in HelloFresh SE on the other hand that are relevant for the election decision of the General Meeting.

Susanne Schröter-Crossan

Susanne Schröter-Crossan was born in Kassel, Germany, in 1979. Ms. Schröter-Crossan holds a degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kauffrau) and studied Business Administration at the universities of Bamberg and Mannheim. In 2005, Ms. Schröter-Crossan started her career at Morgan Stanley and held various roles in Corporate Finance in Frankfurt am Main, Hong Kong and London. In 2010, she moved to Standard Chartered Bank. There she worked as a finance expert focusing on convertible/exchangeable bonds in Hong Kong. In 2011, she became Vice President Equity Captial Markets & Equity-linked Origination at Deutsche Bank AG and was also involved in Hong Kong as well as London. In 2016, Ms. Schröter-Crossan became Director Equity Capital Markets Origination at Deutsche Bank AG in London. Subsequently, she became Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main. In this position, she was responsible for the equity underwriting business, the support of IPOs, capital increases and equity-related transactions in the DACH region. Since July 2020, Ms. Schröter-Crossan has been Chief Financial Officer of LEG Immobilien SE, where she is responsible for Investor Relations, Finance & Controlling, Portfolio Management, Accounting & Taxes.

During her time at Deutsche Bank AG, Ms. Schröter-Crossan was the global contact for ESG issues within the Equity Capital Markets department and helped build the European ESG product team in the investment bank. She is also a member of the ESG steering committee at LEG Immobilien SE. Due to these activities for Deutsche Bank AG and LEG Immobilien SE, Ms. Schröter-Crossan has very good knowledge in the field of ESG.

Ms. Schröter-Crossan is currently not a member of other statutory supervisory boards within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half sentence 1 AktG or comparable German or foreign supervisory bodies of business enterprises within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 5 half sentence 2 AktG.

At present, the following other significant activities of Ms. Schröter-Crossan exist within the meaning of the German Corporate Governance Code:

  • LEG Immobilien SE (Chief Financial Officer)

According to the assessment of the Supervisory Board, there are no personal or business relationships between Ms. Schröter-Crossan on the one hand and the companies of the HelloFresh SE group, their corporate bodies or a shareholder directly or indirectly holding more than 10 % of the voting shares in HelloFresh SE on the other hand that are relevant for the election decision of the General Meeting.

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