Supervisory Board
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The Supervisory Board appoints the members of the Management Board and supervises and advises the Management Board in the management of the company. The Supervisory Board is involved in decisions of fundamental significance to the company. In particular, it reviews the annual financial statements and management reports. In addition, the Supervisory Board reports the findings of the audits of the annual financial statements to the annual general meeting. 

The Supervisory Board of Zalando SE consists of representatives of our (long-term) investors, employee representatives and independent economic experts. The Board’s balanced membership provides for an equally diverse and capable supervisory body.

The Supervisory Board of Zalando SE consists of nine members, including three employee representatives:

LOTHAR LANZ

CAREER

  • Since 2016: Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE
  • Since 2014: Member of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE
  • 2009-2014: CFO of Axel Springer SE
  • 1996-2008: CFO of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

 

STUDIES

  • Universities of Stuttgart and Berlin (Business degree)

 

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LORENZO GRABAU

CAREER

  • Since 2013: Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE (formerly Zalando AG)   
  • Since 2014: CEO of Investment AB Kinnevik
  • 1999-2011: Managing Director Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

 

STUDIES

  • Universita degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza

 

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ANDERS HOLCH POVLSEN

CAREER

  • Since 2013: Member of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE (formerly Zalando AG)
  • Since 2001: CEO of the Bestseller Group

 

STUDIES

  • Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and Berlin School of Economics (Bachelor of Arts)

 

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KAI-UWE RICKE

CAREER

  • Since 2014: Member of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE
  • 2002-2006: CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG

 

STUDIES

  • EBS University of Business and Law 
  • Bank apprenticeship

 

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ALEXANDER SAMWER

CAREER

  • Since 2013: Member of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE (formerly Zalando AG)
  • Since 1999: Entrepreneur and company founder

 

STUDIES

  • Harvard Business School (Master of Business Administration)
  • University of Oxford (Master of Arts)

 

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Jørgen Madsen Lindemann

CAREER

  • Since 2016: Member of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE

  • Since 2012: President & CEO of Modern Times Group MTG AB

  • 2011 – 2012: Executive Vice President of Nordic Broadcasting operations of MTG 
group

  • 2002 – 2012: CEO of MTG Denmark

 

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Dylan Ross

Career

  • Since 2015: Member of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE
  • Since 2012: Men’s Nordic Buying Office Zalando SE
  • 2010-2012: Head of Sales UK Jofama AB
  • 1991-2012: Co-owner, Creative Director, Head Buyer Question Air

Studies

  • Universite Blaise Pascale, Clermont Ferrand, France (Diploma of Higher Education)

 

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Konrad Schäfers

Career

  • Since 2015: Member of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE
  • Since 2012: Finance at Zalando SE
  • 2011-2012: Research Analyst at First Berlin Equity Research
  • 2008-2010: Investment Analyst at Annuitas Management

 

Studies

  • Freie Universität Berlin (Bachelor of Science)

 

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Beate Siert

Career

  • Since 2015: Member of the Supervisory Board of Zalando SE
  • Since 2016: Interim-Lead Sourcing & Recruiting Core Zalando SE
  • 2011-2016: International Affiliate Marketing Zalando SE
  • 2008-2011: Key Account Manager Agency Sales zanox.de AG

 

Studies

  • FHDW Hanover (degree in business administration)

 

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