• The former CFO of DS Group, Andreas Schneider, is appointed CFO of Social Chain AG
• Contract with CEO Wanja S. Oberhof and term of office extended by a further three years
• Chief Product Officer Ralf Dümmel appointed Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board
• The previous CFO of Social Chain AG, Christian Senitz, has resigned from his position for private reasons
Berlin, 12 May 2022. Andreas Schneider will be Social Chain AG‘s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) from 1 June 2022. Schneider started his career at Otto Group, where he held managerial positions at various locations in Germany and abroad. Since 1999, the business economist has been responsible for the areas of finance, digitalisation and logistics as CFO and Managing Director of DS Group. During his time as a member of the management board, revenue has increased tenfold. Since 2021, he has been part of the management board of Social Chain AG, where he is also responsible for post-merger integration.
The new CFO is looking forward to the tasks ahead: “At Social Chain AG, I can effectively apply my expertise from operational and strategic controlling – a great opportunity and a responsibility that I am happy to take on. In Social Chain AG’s dynamic environment our focus in the coming quarters will be on consolidation, integration, and internationalisation,” explains Andreas Schneider.
The current CFO of Social Chain AG, Christian Senitz, is leaving the company on good terms and will support the smooth transition in the coming weeks: “After a very intensive and defining financial year for Social Chain, I am leaving Social Chain due to private reasons and on good and friendly terms. I am delighted that Andreas Schneider will be taking over these tasks.”
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Dr Georg Kofler bids farewell to Senitz with great appreciation: “I would like to express my respect and appreciation to Christian Senitz for his outstanding work. I would like to particularly emphasise his successes in 2021 with the IFRS conversion, the uplisting of Social Chain AG to the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the M&A process for the acquisition of DS Group.”
CEO Wanja S. Oberhof‘s contract extended, Ralf Dümmel takes on additional responsibilities
The CEO of Social Chain AG, Wanja S. Oberhof, has extended his management contract with Social Chain AG for another three years. The Supervisory Board has approved the extension of the term of office of Mr Wanja S. Oberhof by this additional three years. Georg Kofler: “In addition to managing the company, Wanja S. Oberhof will be responsible for the areas of Social Commerce and Social Media. I am convinced that he will shape these core capabilities of Social Chain AG through his innovative spirit and entrepreneurial instinct.”
Ralf Dümmel, Chief Product Officer, is appointed Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board in addition to his current Executive Board position. He is to combine the innovative products and brands of the group with the growth opportunities of the omnichannel sales structure. “I am very pleased that Social Chain AG is positioned professionally and commercially with this board team – this is a solid and innovative basis for our ambitious plans for the future,” says Ralf Dümmel.
With Wanja S. Oberhof, Ralf Dümmel and Andreas Schneider, the board of directors is made up of three entrepreneurial minds that productively complement each other personally and in their expertise: “I am looking forward to working with my new board colleague Andreas Schneider and of course with Ralf Dümmel. We live entrepreneurial dynamics and financial solidity and I know that Andreas Schneider is a guarantor for a smooth integration and solid financial structures,” says Wanja S. Oberhof, CEO of Social Chain AG.