The Management Board

Championing Zalando as the Starting Point for Fashion, introducing our Management Board.

Zalando SE 2019 Management Board (fltr): David Schröder, Jim Freeman, Rubin Ritter, Robert Gentz, David Schneider
Zalando SE Management Board (fltr): David Schröder, Jim Freeman, Rubin Ritter, Robert Gentz, David Schneider

Robert Gentz
Co-CEO Zalando SE (German, born 1983)

Robert co-founded Zalando in Berlin in 2008. Within the Management Board, he is responsible for marketing and sales as well as human resources.

Robert studied Business Administration at the WHU – Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, graduating in 2007.

Zalando SE Management Board Member Robert Gentz 2019
Robert Gentz

David Schneider
Co-CEO Zalando SE (German, born 1982)

David co-founded Zalando in 2008. Within the Management Board, he is responsible for the fashion perspective. He works closely with our brand partners to deliver the most exciting assortment for our customers.

He graduated from the WHU – Otto-Beisheim Graduate School of Management in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration.

Zalando SE Management Board Member David Schneider 2019
David Schneider

Rubin Ritter
Co-CEO Zalando SE (German, born 1982)

Rubin is Co-CEO of Zalando and has been a Member of the Management Board at Zalando SE since he joined the company in 2010. He is responsible for strategy and communications.

From 2007 to 2009, Rubin worked at McKinsey & Company. He graduated from the WHU – Otto-Beisheim Graduate School of Management in 2007 with a degree in Business Administration. In 2006, he was awarded an MBA from the University of Texas (USA).

Zalando SE Management Board Member Rubin Ritter 2019
Rubin Ritter

David Schröder
Chief Financial Officer Zalando SE (German, born 1982)

David is CFO at Zalando. Within the Management Board, he represents the financial and operational perspective. David has been part of Zalando’s senior management team since 2010, most recently as Senior Vice President Convenience.

Before, he worked at McKinsey & Company. David graduated from the WHU – Otto-Beisheim Graduate School of Management with a degree in Business Administration.

Zalando SE Management Board Member David Schröder 2019
David Schröder

Jim Freeman
Chief Technology Officer Zalando SE (American, born 1972)

Jim is CTO at Zalando and represents the customer experience and technology perspectives. Jim joined Zalando’s senior management team in April 2018, having worked for the company in 2016.

Prior to his role as SVP Engineering at Zalando, Jim worked for Amazon, where he served in product, technology, and general management leadership roles for Prime Video from 2009 to 2016 and for Alexa Communications from 2017 to 2018. Before that, he worked as Chief Technology Officer at MaxMedia from 2007 to 2009. Jim holds a degree in computer science from the University of Illinois.

Zalando SE Management Board Member Jim Freeman 2019
Jim Freeman

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