The Management Board

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

Zalando SE Management Board 2021
Zalando SE Management Board: David Schneider, Robert Gentz, David Schröder, Astrid Arndt, Jim Freeman (fltr)

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

Robert co-founded Zalando in Berlin in 2008. As Co-CEO he is responsible for the company’s strategy as well as Corporate Affairs. 

Robert holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from WHU – Otto-Beisheim School of Management.

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. As Co-CEO, he defines and drives the strategy in regards to brand partners and leads Zalando’s efforts in Sustainability as well as Diversity and Inclusion.

David holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from WHU – Otto-Beisheim School of Management.

Zalando SE Management Board Member David Schneider 2019
David Schneider

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

David oversees the financial development of the group as CFO and builds best-in-class capabilities to support Zalando’s growth ambitions. David has been part of Zalando’s senior management team since 2010, working as SVP Convenience until 2019. Before joining Zalando, he worked at McKinsey & Company.

David holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from WHU – Otto-Beisheim School of Management.

Zalando SE Management Board Member David Schröder 2019
David Schröder

Astrid Arndt
Chief People Officer (CPO) Zalando SE (German, born 1971)

As Zalando’s CPO, Astrid leads and builds the People & Organization (P&O) teams. Before this, Astrid was SVP P&O at Zalando, having joined the company in 2018. 

Prior to joining Zalando, Astrid led the HR department for legal staff at Hengeler Mueller, before which she was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company.

Astrid Arndt

Jim Freeman
Chief Business and Product Officer (CBPO) Zalando SE (American, born 1972)

As CBPO at Zalando, Jim oversees the development, marketing, and growth of Zalando’s consumer offerings. Jim joined Zalando’s senior management team in April 2018 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), having worked previously for the company in 2016 as SVP Engineering.

Prior to this role, Jim worked for Amazon, where he served in product, technology, and general business 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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