14 Jul 2020 | | by Kristin Lücking

Fast growth, long-term ownership and diversity: consultants on why they joined Delivery Hero

Four former consultants share their journey to Delivery Hero. Four unique stories, from planned out career paths to last minute decisions, about taking a step out of consulting and joining the fast paced delivery industry. Want to know what 

Decisions are made rapidly and it’s incredible to see the business grow and evolve

Jeffery Zhang, International Markets Manager
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Jeffery Zhang, International Markets Manager

What do you do at Delivery Hero?

I am part of the performance management team for our quick commerce segment, supporting the global management team in developing reporting, insights, driving operational improvement projects, and global knowledge sharing for our new verticals and Dmart businesses.

What did your career journey look like before you joined Delivery Hero?
Before joining Delivery Hero, I spent 3 years at Bain & Company in Chicago as an Associate Consultant/ Senior Associate Consultant.

What do you love most about your job?
Every day is a new adventure! Especially in our quick commerce segment, where we are pioneering a new type of business across the world, things are growing insanely quickly. Decisions are made rapidly and it’s incredible to see the business grow and evolve and to be a part of that is the most exciting part of the job.

The great thing about joining a young, fast-growing global company is that there are many exciting opportunities across the world in so many different business functions.

Has your role changed since you first started?
The great thing about joining a young, fast-growing global company is that there are many exciting opportunities across the world in so many different business functions.

When I joined Delivery Hero, I was part of the global management team working with the Asia segment for our core food delivery business. Within half a year, I made the switch officially to our quick commerce segment, in a similar role but with more responsibilities.

There are tons of different career paths that you can carve for yourself at Delivery Hero – the great thing about being part of such a dynamic, global company is that I have a ton of different options to pursue topics and roles that I am interested in.

I wanted to join a young, dynamic company with an international workforce

Anna Chiara Tortorella, Senior Director, International Markets
Anna Tortorella Delivery Hero

Anna Chiara Tortorella, Senior Director, International Markets

What did your career journey look like before Delivery Hero, and what do you do now?
I’m part of the International Markets MENA team, which is responsible for reviewing, monitoring and strengthening the performance of Delivery Hero entities in the Middle East. I spent the previous 5 years with BCG in the Middle East, and so I could leverage the regional knowledge built in my previous role. Prior to that I was also with BCG but in my home country, Italy.

Delivery Hero has 100 nationalities in its Berlin headquarters, which is quite a unique diversity level for Europe.

Taking a step out of consultancy can be a hard step, why did you decide to accept the position at Delivery Hero?
I wanted to join a young, dynamic company with an international workforce. It was also important for me to be based in Europe while still having the opportunity to travel and, preferably, spending some time in the Middle East. It was pretty much a perfect match!

How important is a diverse workplace for you?
Very important. In my consulting career I worked for one of the most diverse offices globally, Middle East, and that was a characteristic I needed to take with me in the next move. Delivery Hero has 100 nationalities in its Berlin headquarters, which is quite a unique diversity level for Europe.

I realized there is a great non-hierarchical culture and lots of opportunities to grow

Aleksander Stanislaw Pietrak, Manager, Global Sales

Aleksander Stanislaw Pietrak, Manager, Global Sales

What is your current role?
I am a Commercial and Development Manager. I am responsible for running cross-divisional and special projects within Global Sales, including evaluating the market fit for potential new products.

What did your career journey look like before you joined Delivery Hero?
I completed internships at 2 investment banks: Macquarie Capital in Sydney and Deutsche Bank in London. I also worked at a music streaming start-up in Paris. Then, I worked for 2 years at McKinsey & Company.

I love the bias for action of people I work with – it makes me feel that my ideas and efforts can very quickly have tangible results.

Taking a step out of consultancy can be a hard step, why did you choose Delivery Hero?
Talking to my friends working at Delivery Hero and observing my interviewers during the interview process, I realized that the company has a great non-hierarchical culture and that I will have a lot of opportunities to grow.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the bias for action of people I work with – it makes me feel that my ideas and efforts can very quickly have tangible results. I quickly got a lot of autonomy and was expected to provide recommendations already after a few days at work.

The sky’s the limit

Tareq Barto, Vice President International Markets
Tareq Barto, Vice President International Markets

Tareq Barto, Vice President International Markets

How would you describe what you do at Delivery Hero?
I lead Delivery Hero’s International Markets MENA team which is responsible for driving growth and performance across the region.

What did your career journey look like before you joined Delivery Hero?
I started my career in Leverage Finance in the U.S. then spent 6 years with Bain & Company in the UK focusing primarily on the Consumer Products and Retail sectors.

The opportunity to join a talented team at an innovative market leader in such a dynamic, fast-growing market was too good to pass up

Taking a step out of consultancy can be a hard step, why did you decide to accept the position at Delivery Hero as your company of choice?
I had no plans to leave consulting, but the opportunity to join a talented team at an innovative market leader in such a dynamic, fast-growing market was too good to pass up.

What would you say to others currently contemplating the same move?
Whether you’re looking for more operational experience, deeper functional expertise, or broader cross-functional exposure, working at DH complements the consulting experience really well.

How would you describe Delivery Hero in one sentence?
The sky’s the limit.

About the author


Kristin Luecking Delivery Hero
Kristin Lücking

Associate, Employer Branding
Delivery Hero