Changes on the Hermes Fulfilment Executive Board

27.11.2020 | Hamburg

Kevin Kufs and Eva Witte will strengthen the Executive Board of Hermes Fulfilment GmbH, Hamburg at the beginning of 2021, alongside CEO Dr Georg Rau. Former COO Andreas Stumpf is to leave the company on 31 December 2020 at his own request to take up a new professional challenge at another retail company.

As of 01 January 2021 Kevin Kufs will be Chief Operating Officer of Hermes Fulfilment GmbH (HF). Following his banking apprenticeship and Master's degree, the 33-year-old began to forge a career very early at international retail and e-commerce companies. For more than four years he formed part of the executive management of the e-commerce service provider Trade Global Asia Holding (formerly Netrada) in Hong Kong, most recently as a Member of the Executive Board and CEO for Asia Pacific. In November 2015 Kevin joined in Singapore as CEO and then in 2017 joined the Otto Group. He led Hermes Fulfilment's corporate client business for two years as Head of Operations. Since January 2019 Kevin has held responsibility for the transformation of the Divisional Vice Presidential Area Otto Group Holding, the coordination of the Group‘s logistics network, as well as the implementation of various strategic projects as Group Vice President Supply Chain Management. As the future HF COO he will head Site Management, Logistics Consulting and Planning, the Operations Technology Competence Center, and Facility Management.

Kamil Christoph Kasprowicz will succeed Kevin Kufs as Group Vice President Supply Chain Management at the Otto Group from 01 January 2021. The 36-year-old Business Economics graduate joined the Otto Group in 2017 as Head of Consulting and has been Head of Operations since 2019. Kamil’s outstanding expertise is the result of his major contribution to international logistics projects in his previous role at management consultancy Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

As of 01 February 2021, Eva Witte, 44, will become Chief Financial Officer of Hermes Fulfilment GmbH. Following her Business Economics degree and initial professional roles, Eva launched her career at the Otto Group in 2001. After various internal management consulting positions, from 2006 until the summer of this year she was active in Otto Group Controlling, holding overall responsibility for this function as Group Vice President in recent years. Over the past seven months, as Vice President Finance Brands & Retail Otto Group she has been very successful in the strategic further development of FGH in the United Kingdom. As HF CFO she will be responsible for Finance, Controlling & Services and Human Resources.

"We are extremely pleased to have found two such experienced and highly motivated colleagues as Eva and Kevin for the challenging further development of Hermes Fulfilment and wish both an excellent start!", emphasises Kay Schiebur, Otto Group Executive Board Member Services.

Andreas Stumpf, 51, a highly versatile and greatly appreciated colleague is to leave the Otto Group. He launched his career in 1997 at the single company OTTO. Since then, he has held various positions at the Otto Group both in Germany and abroad. For example, as Vice President International he was responsible for OTTO's European foreign business. As Commercial and later sole Managing Director of Otto B.V. in the Netherlands, he transformed the company from a traditional mail-order business into a modern pure online operator. The successful sale of Alba Moda GmbH took place under his management in 2016. As HF COO since the end of 2016 he has successfully repositioned a company facing significant business challenges.

Kay Schiebur, Otto Group Executive Board Member, comments: "With Andreas, a real cornerstone is leaving our corporate group. We very much regret his departure, respect his decision and wish him all the very best, both professionally and privately."

Andreas Stumpf
Andreas Stumpf
Chief Operating Officer of Hermes Fulfilment GmbH
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Eva Witte
Eva Witte
As of 01 February 2021 Chief Financial Officer of Hermes Fulfilment GmbH
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