home24 SE: home24 announces changes in the Management Board

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29.10.2019 / 15:56
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home24 announces changes in the Management Board

  • Marc Appelhoff extends his contract and becomes Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) of the home24 SE with effect from 1 January 2020
  • Christoph Cordes leaves the Management Board at his own request at the end of the year
  • Senior Vice President Brigitte Wittekind becomes member of the Management Board
Berlin, 29 October 2019 - home24 SE ("home24", the "Company") announces changes in the Management Board. Marc Appelhoff extends his contract by three years until the end of 2022 and will be appointed Chairman of the Management Board (CEO) with effect from 1 January 2020. Additionally, he will take over the Commercial division.

Christoph Cordes will leave the Company at his own request with effect of 31 December 2019. Brigitte Wittekind, who joined the Company in 2014, will succeed as a member of the Management Board. In her position as Senior Vice President, she was instrumental for the successful implementation of key operational investment projects. Before her involvement with home24, Brigitte Wittekind worked as an entrepreneur and for other e-commerce companies, where she held various management positions. Johannes Schaback, who had already extended his contract in March, Marc Appelhoff and Brigitte Wittekind will continue to form the three-member leadership team of home24 in the future.

The Supervisory Board sees the Management Board well positioned to drive home24's development forward, thanks Christoph Cordes and looks forward to working with Brigitte Wittekind. "We would like to thank Christoph Cordes for his great commitment and successful contribution," says Lothar Lanz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. "He was a driving force in developing home24 into a leading online platform for Home & Living in continental Europe through his expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. We are delighted that Brigitte Wittekind is now moving up to the Management Board, she is an excellent successor. It's also the first time a woman is taking a seat on our Management Board. Based on her experience and many years of working for home24, we are convinced of a seamless transition after the resignation of Christoph Cordes".

Christoph Cordes looks back on many years of experience in the online furniture business: "After exciting but also demanding ten years and a challenging year 2018, home24 will be well positioned in its operating business by the end of 2019. With a talented and committed team, we have successfully built fashion4home and home24 in the last years. Now, the time has come for me to dedicate myself to new professional challenges".

Brigitte Wittekind is looking forward to her new responsibilities: "home24 is a great company and has not yet reached its full potential. As a member of the Management Board, my goal will be to further expand our leading position in the online home & living market. I am supported by an amazing team that shares my passion for this".

About home24

home24 is a leading pure-play home & living e-commerce platform in Continental Europe and Brazil. With over 100,000 article numbers from more than 500 manufacturers, home24 offers a unique selection of large and small furniture pieces, garden furniture, mattresses and lighting. home24 is headquartered in Berlin and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide. The Company is active in seven European markets: Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy. home24 is also active in Brazil under the "Mobly" brand. In Europe, the Company delivers its products - regardless of size and weight - free of charge to the homes of its customers and also offers free returns. home24's product range consists of numerous brands, including a large number of private labels. home24 is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A14KEB5). For more information, please visit the Company's website at

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This publication contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations, assumptions and information of the Company's management. Forward-looking statements contain no guarantee for the occurrence of future results and developments and are associated with known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Due to various factors, actual future results, developments and events may differ materially from those described in these statements; neither the Company nor any other person accepts any responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of the opinions or underlying assumptions contained in this publication. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this publication.

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