Corporate Governance

Rules of Procedure of the Supervisory Board

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 2021.

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.

John H. Rittenhouse

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.

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.

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 2021.

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