Zalando Strengthens SVP Leadership Team

  • Anne Pascual to bring Zalando's online experience to the next level in her new role as SVP Product Design

  • Astrid Arndt to further shape Zalando’s culture and people management in her new position as SVP People & Organization 

  • Zalando expanding its focus on strategy with Bruno Vanhoorickx starting as SVP Corporate Development on March 1 (currently at Bain Capital, London)

Berlin, February 11, 2020 // Zalando SE, Europe’s leading platform for fashion and lifestyle, today announced three additions to the company’s SVP leadership team, including two internal promotions and one newly established SVP role. 

Anne Pascual, who joined Zalando in March 2017, was promoted to SVP Product Design. In her new role, Anne Pascual is responsible for translating the Zalando Group Strategy into an inspiring, uniting and leading digital experience. “With Anne as SVP Product Design, we are looking forward to next-level digital experience solutions that make a difference to our customers and create memorable moments,” said CTO Jim Freeman.

Astrid Arndt, who joined the company in February 2018, was promoted to SVP People & Organization. In her new position, she is responsible for further shaping Zalando's culture and people management. “Talent and our entrepreneurial culture are Zalando’s most valuable resources and key to become The Starting Point for Fashion. As SVP People & Organization, Astrid will further develop our organization and help us find and retain the right talent,” said co-CEO Robert Gentz.

Full Focus On Strategy

Bruno Vanhoorickx will join Zalando as SVP Corporate Development on March 1, directly reporting to co-CEO Rubin Ritter. In this newly established role, he will be responsible for identifying, preparing and executing disruptive moves that will help Zalando deliver on the existing platform strategy and beyond. Bruno Vanhoorickx is currently working for Bain Capital in London. “We are thrilled to welcome Bruno, an experienced leader and great strategic mind,” said co-CEO Rubin Ritter. “He will help us to explore new opportunities and new horizons for growth.”

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About Zalando

Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle. Founded in Berlin in 2008, we bring head-to-toe fashion to more than 29 million active customers in 17 markets, offering clothing, footwear, accessories and beauty. The assortment of international brands ranges from world famous names to local labels. Our platform is a one-stop fashion destination for inspiration, innovation and interaction. As Europe’s most fashionable tech company, we work hard to find digital solutions for every aspect of the fashion journey: for our customers, partners and every valuable player in the Zalando story. Our goal is to become the starting point for fashion.

Nadine Vazhayil
Corporate Comunications / Spokesperson DACH
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