Our Management Board

Wanja S. Oberhof

CEO

Wanja S. Oberhof has been an entrepreneur and investor for over 15 years. With WAOW Group, Oberhof has been concentrating on working with talented founders and investors to transform innovative ideas into future-oriented business models worldwide since 2011. This includes Uptech AG, which focuses on blockchain technologies and the company builder BridgeMaker GmbH. As CEO of Lumaland AG – a role he assumed in spring 2018 – Oberhof used his entrepreneurial skills and managed to write a rapidly growing buy-build success story. The focus was on strong own brands and profitability in the e-commerce sector. After the merger of the Social Chain Group AG with Lumaland AG, Oberhof became CEO of the newly formed The Social Chain AG in October 2019.

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Christian Senitz

CFO

Christian Senitz started his finance career in China in 2001. He moved to Berlin to become a certified tax advisor and later a certified auditor at Ernst & Young where he gained experience both in audit and transactional projects in Europe and in 2005/06 in New York. In 2010, Christian moved to Luxembourg to assume a more operational role as part of the senior management of a Real Estate Fund. Between 2012 and 2019, Christian served as International CFO and later as SVP International Finance at Rocket Internet where he was actively involved in Rocket's IPO and later in the uplisting to the regulated market at Frankfurt Stock Exchange. During his tenure, he also built the Venture Capital and the Venture Debt structures within Rocket. Before joining the Social Chain AG, Christian Senitz gained operational experience as Managing Director and CFO of EyeEm, a technology-based B2B marketplace for stock images. On 1 March 2021, he joined Social Chain AG as Chief Financial Officer, serving as second Board member with Wanja S. Oberhof (CEO) and Ralf Dümmel (CPO).

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Ralf Dümmel

CPO

His career with DS Group began over thirty years ago, in 1988, as a sales assistant to the managing director and founder Dieter Schwarz. Just one year later, the qualified retail salesman took over full responsibility for purchasing and sales. He played a major role in developing DS Group and has been Managing Director since 1996. Under his leadership, the company with its headquarters in Stapelfeld near Hamburg and the logistics centre in Gallin in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania developed into one of the most successful German trading companies. Since 2016, Ralf Dümmel has been an investor in the VOX start-up show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (the German equivalent of the UK's "Dragons' Den" and "Shark Tank" in the US) and with each show, his popularity with the audience increases.

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Our Supervisory Board

Dr. Georg Kofler

Chairman

Dr. Georg Kofler startet his media career in 1985 at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Two years later Kofler moved to the KirchGruppe. In 1989, Kofler started the TV Channel ProSieben, which he developed into ProSieben Media AG, followed by the first major IPO of a German media company in 1997. Kofler was the first to introduce teleshopping to the German market, from 2000 to 2002 as CEO and major shareholder of H.O.T. Networks AG, which developed teleshopping throughout Europe. In 2002, Kofler took over the management of pay TV company Premiere, which was on the verge of insolvency. Kofler restructured Premiere, acquired 20 percent of the company himself and successfully floated Premiere on the stock exchange in 2005. He left the television industry in 2007 and invested in various companies, including in the field of energy efficiency and technology. The new developments in social media brought Kofler back into media in 2016: He has been the anchor shareholder and Chairman of Social Chain AG, which was founded through a merger between The Social Chain Group AG and Lumaland AG at the end of October 2019. He has been a panel member and investor at the popular TV show "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of the UK show “Dragons’ Den”) since 2017.

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Henrike Luszick

 

Henrike Luszick is founder & CEO of the leading independent venture builder Bridgemaker. With Bridgemaker she has been bringing courage, innovation and entrepreneurship back to the economy since 2016 while partnering with corporations, hidden champions and family businesses.

Luszick is experienced in business model innovation, digitalisation as well as new leadership. She spent several months abroad, i.e. China, England and Norway, which further deepened her international knowledge.

Before initiating Bridgemaker, Luszick founded her first start-up immediately after finishing university, worked as a management consultant for several years and invested in different start-ups and businesses for a lot of different institutions and family businesses.

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Henning Giesecke

Vice Chairman

Henning Giesecke has nearly 30 years‘ experience in banking and restructuring as well as in top management positions. Until 2009, he worked for UniCredit-Group as the UniCredit S.p.A. Chief Risk Officer and for the HypoVereinsbank AG. Having built up an extensive national and international network throughout his professional career, he is also a member of supervisory boards at various renowned companies and international financial institutions.

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