Effective January 1, 2023, Dr. Hanna Huber, Group Vice President Technology Strategy & Governance, will leave the Otto Group at her own request and by best mutual agreement. After three successful years, she will take on new challenges outside the group. A decision on her successor will be made at a later date.

Hanna Huber joined the Otto Group from Zalando in December 2019 to set up the newly created Technology Strategy & Governance directorate. Since then, she and her 15-person team have professionalized the governance of the technology strategy, including setting up group-wide tech decision-making bodies and defining overarching IT governance processes as well as standards for architecture, software and working methods. In addition, the digital expert has successfully built up the group-wide innovation management and established a Project Interdependency Managament (PrIM), which identifies the interdependencies between the Otto Group's major transformation programs and develops solutions together with the project teams. 

Hanna Huber also played a key role in driving the operationalization of the Otto Group's technology strategy in fulfillment, for example with the selection of a future standard warehouse management system and the establishment of a product-based organizational setup. At the same time, she accompanied the first phase of the future e-commerce technology setup, up to the start of implementation and the first technical breakthrough, for various group companies from the Retailers segment.

Sebastian Klauke, Group Board Member for E-Commerce, Technology, Business Intelligence and Corporate Ventures, says: "Hanna stands out for her impressive technical expertise, strong analytical skills and tireless commitment – it has been a great pleasure to work with her and I regret that she will be leaving us. We thank her for three very successful years and her commitment to the Otto Group. We wish her all the very best in her future professional and private life."

Hanna Huber's successor will be determined at a later date.

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Founded in 1949 in Germany, the Otto Group is today a globally operating e-commerce and service Group with around 43,000 employees in 30 significant corporate groups, primarily present in the three economic areas of Germany, the rest of Europe, and the USA. Its business activities extend to the Platforms, Brand Concepts, Retailers, Services, and Financial Services segments. In the 2021/22 financial year (28 February), the Otto Group generated revenue of EUR 16.1 billion. With online sales of around EUR 12.1 billion, the Otto Group is among the world’s largest online retailers. The Group’s main strength is its broad-based presence with various ranges of products for diverse target groups in important regions around the world. A number of strategic partnerships and joint ventures offer the Otto Group outstanding conditions for the transfer of know-how and the use of synergy potential. A high degree of entrepreneurial responsibility and the Group companies’ will to collaborate guarantee both flexibility and customer proximity along with optimal appeal to target groups in each country.