Jeffrey Lieberman, Chairperson
Mr. Lieberman is a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners which he joined in 1998. Earlier in his career, Mr. Lieberman was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. in the New York Office. He was born in Passaic, New Jersey in 1974, and holds dual degrees in systems engineering and economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering and Wharton School of Business, respectively.
Mr. Zissman is a chartered accountant and has over 45 years’ experience in the capital markets in the United Kingdom. Mr. Zissman was a partner at KPMG for over 30 years; following his retirement in 2008, he has held directorships at Alchemy Partners, Barclays Wealth & Investment Management and Seymour Pierce. He is a current director and member of the audit committee at a number of companies operating in the information technology, leisure transportation and engineering sectors, including The 600 Group PLC. He was born in Birmingham, England in 1944.
Mrs. Radeke-Pietsch serves as head of global capital markets of Siemens AG, a position she has held since October 2009. Having joined Siemens AG in 1985, she has held various positions, including in the areas of structured finance, audit and treasury. Mrs. Radeke-Pietsch holds a degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Information Technology from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, and was born in Regensburg, Germany in 1958
Ugo Arzani was born in Lecco, Italy in 1974. Mr. Arzani graduated from Universita’ Bocconi in 1998 and holds a degree in business administration. After graduation, Mr. Arzani joined Banque Paribas where he worked in the areas of securities lending and repurchase operations in Paris and Frankfurt. In 1999, Mr. Arzani joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he worked in retail and consumer investment banking and was promoted across all seniority levels to managing director. Since 2013, Mr. Arzani works at Qatar Investment Authority where he holds the position of global head of retail and consumer and heads a large retail and consumer investment portfolio of global scale.
Oliver Samwer, Deputy Chairperson
Mr. Samwer serves as Rocket Internet’s Chief Executive Officer, having co-founded the Company in 2007. Prior to this, in 2000, Mr. Samwer and his two brothers founded Jamba! AG, which was subsequently acquired by Verisign Inc. in 2004. Mr. Samwer has previously held the role of Managing Director of eBay, responsible for Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and also co-founded Alando.de, which was sold to eBay Inc. Mr. Samwer holds a degree in business administration from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, and was born in Cologne, Germany in 1972
John H. Rittenhouse
Mr. Rittenhouse serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cavallino Capital, LLC, which he founded in 2007. Mr. Rittenhouse has held senior leadership roles at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, Michaels Stores, Inc. and Target Corporation and has worked as National Practice Partner at KPMG. He holds degrees from Rollins College (business administration, management and operations), Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee (Executive Masters of Business Administration) and St. Patrick’s Seminary & University (theology). He was born in Queens, New York in 1956.
Mr. Falkovich founded Phenomenon Ventures in 2012, where he held the position of director until March 2015 and where he remains a shareholder. Mr. Falkovich has held various senior management positions throughout his career in Moscow, Russia. He holds a degree in mathematics from Moscow State University, and was born in Moscow, Russia in 1972.