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​Home24 AG appoints Johannes Schaback to the Management Board as Chief Technology Officer

2018-03-28 08:30:01

DGAP-News: Home24 AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

28.03.2018 / 08:30
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Home24 AG appoints Johannes Schaback to the Management Board as Chief Technology Officer

Berlin, 28 March 2018 - Home24 AG (jointly with its consolidated subsidiaries "home24"), the leading home & living pure-play e-commerce platform in continental Europe and Brazil, has appointed IT expert Johannes Schaback to the Management Board as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this newly created position, Schaback will push home24's continued development as a leading technology company in the home & living sector.

Lothar Lanz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Home24 AG, said: "We are very happy to have gained an experienced and successful tech-entrepreneur in Johannes Schaback. home24 is already an innovative technology business and Johannes Schaback will play a vital part in the further development of the e-commerce platform."

Johannes Schaback said: "With its strong team, home24 is one of the most exciting tech- and e-commerce businesses in Europe. I am very much looking forward to a new challenge and convinced that together we can successfully continue on home24's growth path."

Johannes Schaback is founder and Managing Partner of Visual Meta GmbH (operator of websites such as Ladenzeile.de) - a meta search platform founded in 2009 with 250 employees, now active in 14 countries. In 2011, Axel Springer Group acquired a majority share in the company. Most recently, Schaback managed Axel Springer's technology and product team with approximately 60 employees. Prior to founding Visual Meta, he worked for the Fraunhofer Institute in the field of software technology and machine learning and as a developer for Rocket Internet.

Schaback starts in his new position on 1 April 2018 and will strengthen the present management team of Home24 AG, which consists of Marc Appelhoff, Christoph Cordes and Dr Philipp Kreibohm.
 

About home24
home24 is the leading home & living pure-play e-commerce platform in continental Europe and Brazil. With over 100,000 SKUs sourced from over 500 suppliers, home24 offers its customers a unique selection of large and small furniture items, outdoor furniture, mattresses and lighting products. home24 is headquartered in Berlin and has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. The company is active in seven European markets: Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy. home24 is also active in Brazil. In Europe, the company delivers its products - regardless of size and weight - free of charge to its customers' homes and also offers free returns. The product offering of home24 comprises numerous brands, including a large number of private labels. Further information can be found on the company's website: www.home24.de
 

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