Delivery Hero appoints new Management Board member and reinforces commitment to sustainability
- The Delivery Hero’s Management Board contracts have been extended for another four years beyond the currently agreed term until April 2026
- Pieter-Jan Vandepitte, COO of Delivery Hero, has been appointed as the third member of the Delivery Hero Management Board, effective immediately as of 3rd May 2021
- The Supervisory Board will set Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets for the Management Board, reinforcing Delivery Hero’s commitment to sustainability
Berlin, 4 May 2021 – The Supervisory Board of Delivery Hero SE (“Delivery Hero”), the world’s leading local delivery platform, agreed yesterday evening to extend the contracts of Delivery Hero’s Management Board members. The two current members of the Management Board, Niklas Östberg, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, and Emmanuel Thomassin, Chief Financial Officer, have agreed to an extension of their contracts beyond the currently agreed term for four more years until 30 April 2026, further substantiating their belief in the company and the potential of the industry.
In addition, the Supervisory Board appointed Pieter-Jan Vandepitte, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), as a third Management Board member effective immediately. His contract has a term of five years until 30 April 2026, corresponding to the term of the other Management Board members. Pieter-Jan Vandepitte has been the Chief Operating Officer at Delivery Hero since 1st August 2015 and brings a wealth of knowledge to this new position. As COO he has worked closely with Delivery Hero’s local markets for the last six years.
The Supervisory Board is very pleased to continue the Delivery Hero journey together with Niklas Östberg and Emmanuel Thomassin, who have been pivotal to the company’s success in recent years. We are also delighted to appoint Pieter-Jan Vandepitte to the Delivery Hero Management Board. As the Chief Operating Officer, Pieter-Jan Vandepitte brings great value to the Management Board and will enable Delivery Hero to strengthen its global footprint and drive the business forward in the years to come.Dr. Martin Enderle, Chair of the Supervisory Board
I want to thank the Supervisory Board for its trust in Emmanuel Thomassin and myself. We look forward to continuing this journey together, to deliver an amazing experience to our customers. In addition, I look forward to welcoming Pieter-Jan Vandepitte to the Management Board, as brings great knowledge of our local markets and operating insight to the Management Board. His previous experience and operational focus will help us to continue our vision to always deliver an amazing experience.Niklas Östberg, CEO and Co-Founder of Delivery Hero
I am honored to join the Delivery Hero Management Board, and want to thank the Supervisory Board for this appointment. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and expertise, particularly as I have been working in tandem with our local markets in previous years. Jointly with the rest of the Management Board, our leadership team and fantastic Heroes all over the world, I look forward to strengthening Delivery Hero’s global footprint, positively impacting the business as well as the communities in which we operate in.Pieter-Jan Vandepitte, Chief Operating Officer of Delivery Hero
Reinforcing Delivery Hero’s commitment to sustainability and making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates, the Supervisory Board will also set ESG targets for the Management Board members, related to the environment, social responsibility and governance. Delivery Hero will be able to share more on this soon. The company also recently announced its new Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board as well as its commitment to aiming for gender equality on its Supervisory Board in the next five years. Learn more about these initiatives here.
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Delivery Hero is the world’s leading local delivery platform, operating its service in more than 50 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. The company started as a food delivery service in 2011 and today runs its own delivery platform on four continents. Additionally, Delivery Hero is pioneering quick commerce, the next generation of e-commerce, aiming to bring groceries and household goods to customers in under one hour and often in 10-15 minutes. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Delivery Hero is listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange since 2017, and became part of the leading index DAX (Deutscher Aktienindex) in 2020. For more information, please visit www.deliveryhero.com
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