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Glossybox Taps Tech Veteran for New CEO

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Following a successful 2014 restructuring and profitable year, Glossybox founder and managing director has announced that he is stepping down as CEO as of December 31. He will remain onboard as a consultant.

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In his place, Dr. Caren Genthner-Kappesz will take on the role of CEO. With a tech background, Genthner-Kappesz has held roles with Boston Consulting Group, eBay, shopping.com, brands4friends, Naspers (kalahari.com/takealot.com) and MIH Internet Africa.

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“The beauty sector still harbors great potential in the digital market," said Genthner-Kappesz. I am therefore very glad to assume responsibility for a strong international business at Glossybox and together with a great team to develop it further as a top brand in this segment.”

“Caren has extensive experience in various digital industries and markets and was able to demonstrate her organisational skills and leadership qualities in her previous positions," said Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet SE, lead investor of Glossybox. "I would like to thank Charles for his substantial achievements on behalf of all the investors: He founded the company, ran it successfully in turbulent times, and last but not least, he pursued a very courageous course that has led to the health and profitability of Glossybox today.”