GLOSSYBOX Appoints Dr Caren Genthner-Kappesz as New CEO

Dec 01, 2015, 11:00 ET from GLOSSYBOX

BERLIN, December 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Charles von Abercron, founder and Managing Director of GLOSSYBOX, is stepping down from his position as CEO at his own request on 31 December 2015 after five years in the role. He will remain associated with the company as a consultant. From 1 January 2016, the new CEO will be Dr Caren Genthner-Kappesz.

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Dr Caren Genthner-Kappesz started her career as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group in 1998. After establishing and selling her own consultancy, she moved to eBay in 2003, where she was responsible for the German advertising business, among other things, before becoming CEO of the eBay subsidiary in 2007. In 2011 she worked as COO at brands4friends, before moving to Naspers in South Africa in 2013. There she was initially CEO of the eCommerce market leader (today: and subsequently CEO of MIH Internet Africa.

Oliver Samwer, CEO of Rocket Internet SE, lead investor of GLOSSYBOX: "I am very pleased that we were able to recruit Dr Caren Genthner-Kappesz as the new CEO of GLOSSYBOX. 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. 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."

Dr Caren Genthner-Kappesz: "The beauty sector still harbours great potential in the digital market. 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."

Charles von Abercron, founder of GLOSSYBOX: "I am very proud of what we we have been able to achieve with GLOSSYBOX in the last five years. I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in this and I am glad that I will continue to remain associated with GLOSSYBOX as a consultant."

GLOSSYBOX was founded in Berlin by Charles von Abercron in 2011 and is represented today at five locations operating in ten countries. The turnover of GLOSSYBOX grew by more than 40 percent in 2015; since its inception GLOSSYBOX has sold almost ten million Beauty Boxes.

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