Effective June 1, 2022, Kamil Christoph Kasprowicz will take the chair of the Executive Board at the newly founded Baur Hermes Fulfilment GmbH in Altenkunstadt. His successor as Group Vice President Supply Chain Management of Otto Group is Raphael Maier, who has been responsible for Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation since 2021.
Joining COO Peter Volk, Kamil Christoph Kasprowicz completes the two-member Executive Board of Baur Hermes Fulfilment GmbH. Andreas du Plessis, originally designated as CEO, was unable to accept the position for personal reasons and has since left the company.
Before joining the Otto Group, 37-year-old Business Economics graduate Kasprowicz worked for the management consultancy Roland Berger, focusing in particular on projects in the transport industry and logistics infrastructure in Germany, other European countries and the Middle East. The former competitive swimmer joined the Otto Group in 2017, where he was Head of the Consulting Department, before accepting the position of Head of Operations in 2019. Kamil has been Group Vice President Supply Chain Management since January 2021. In this function, his remit included Group logistics planning, strategy, innovation & group services in particular.
“Kamil is known for his vigorous approach to management and his immense experience, so we are delighted at his appointment to the Executive Board of the new company. I extend my thanks for his successful work in supply chain management and wish him the best of success in his new and challenging position,” says Kay Schiebur, Otto Group Executive Board Member, Services.
Raphael Maier, who has been responsible for Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation at the Otto Group since 2021, will succeed him as Group Vice President Supply Chain Management on June 1. The 39-year-old qualified agriculturalist and industrial engineer previously held a variety of management roles in the development of the food e-commerce business at the Swiss Coop Group from 2007 to 2012. In the area of logistics, he worked for Lekkerland in a variety of managerial positions in Switzerland and Austria from 2013 to 2020.
Kay Schiebur, Otto Group Executive Board Member, Services: “Raphael Maier is an expert for logistics with exceptional international experience. I am thrilled that we have convinced him to move to Hamburg, and I wish him the best of success and an enjoyable time in his new position at the Otto Group.”
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Founded in Germany in 1949, today the Otto Group is a globally active retail and services group with around 50,000 employees in 30 major company groups and does business in over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Its business activities are grouped into three segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services, and Service. In the 2020/21 financial year (to 28 February), the Otto Group generated revenues of 15.6 billion euros. With online revenues of approximately 9.9 billion euros, the Otto Group is one of the world’s largest online retailers. The Group’s particular strength is its broad market presence and differentiated product and service offers to diverse customer target groups in almost all of the world’s relevant economic regions. Numerous strategic partnerships and joint ventures provide the Otto Group with excellent opportunities to transfer know-how and leverage areas of synergy potential. Group companies demonstrate a high degree of corporate responsibility and willingness to collaborate with one another; at the same time this guarantees flexibility, customer proximity and optimum target-group appeal in their respective national markets.