Experienced executives and top managers sit on the Executive Board of the Otto Group, where they determine the group strategy.

Chaired by Prof. Michael Otto, the Supervisory Board monitors and advises the Executive Board.

Supervisory Board

Benjamin Otto


Chairman of the Holistic Foundation Board

Benjamin Otto (born 1975) was Managing Director of the e-commerce start-up Collins within the Otto Group from 2012 to 2015, which developed into the fashion and technology company About You in 2014. Since June 1, 2015, he has been a member and creative partner on the Otto Group Board of Partners and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Michael Otto Foundation as the majority shareholder of the Otto Group. Benjamin Otto is a committed investor in the start-up and venture capital sector. He is co-initiator and anchor investor in the Revent impact tech fund. His foundation contributes actively to social concerns.

Benjamin Otto completed a banking apprenticeship at Germany’s oldest private bank after graduating from high school. He then went on to study international business at the European Business School in London. Driven by his passion for technology and entrepreneurship, he worked for periods in Madrid and Buenos Aires, before establishing Intelligent House Solutions in 2002 as a provider of high-quality architecture and innovative technology for private and commercial buildings. What began as a small company in a niche market rapidly developed into evoreal Holding, a medium-sized group for project development, which Benjamin Otto sold in 2018. On a charitable level, Benjamin Otto and his wife are involved with the Holistic Foundation and the HHI Holistic Health Institute Foundation, which advocates the use of holistic, alternative treatment methods.

Alexander Otto


Chairman of the Executive Board ECE Group GmbH & Co.KG

Birgit Rössig*


Deputy Chairwoman of the Group Works Council, Otto (GmbH & Co KG)

Chairwoman of the Group Works Council

Frederic Arndts


Member of the Executive Board GSV Aktiengesellschaft für Beteiligungen

Marius Marschall von Bieberstein


Managing Partner

evoreal Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Rolf Gnatzy*


deputy Works Council Chairman BAUR Versand (GmbH & Co KG)

Torsten Furgol*


Regional Specialist ver.di Trade Union, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia

Dr. Rainer Hillebrand


Independent management and strategy consultant

Heike Lattekamp*


ver.di Trade Union Secretary Commerce

Thomas Mort*


Deputy Chairman of the Works Council Witt Group

Deputy Chairman of the Group Works Council

Dr. Nicolai Johannsen


VP Consumer Interactions, OTTO

Lars-Uwe Rieck*


Regional Specialist ver.di Trade Union Secretary Post and Logistic

Benjamin Schaper


Managing Director GFH, Gesellschaft für Handelsbeteiligungen m.b.H.

Hans-Otto Schrader


Chairman of the Supervisory Board at OTTO Aktiengesellschaft für Beteiligungen

Dr. Winfried Steeger



Oliver Grund*


General Works Council Chairman Hermes Germany GmbH

Petra Finnern*


Chairwoman of the Group Works Council

Professor Dr. Peer Witten


Chairman of the Supervisory Board at GSV Aktiengesellschaft für Beteiligungen

Inka Wolff*


Deputy Chairwoman of the Works Council, Hermes Fulfilment GmbH

*Employee representative

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