January 22, 2021

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Boss Zalando resigns, “so that his wife …

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A top manager from Zalando, the largest online fashion webshop in Europe, is leaving the company. “My wife’s professional ambitions must now take priority,” he said.

Rubin Ritter has been one of Zalando’s three CEOs since 2010. His contract would normally run until the end of 2023, but Ritter will step down as early as May next year, he announced in a press release.

“My wife and I have agreed that their professional ambitions will have priority over the next few years,” said Ritter. “I want to spend more time with my family now. After more than eleven great years with Zalando my priority, it is time to give my life a new direction.

What exactly his wife’s professional ambitions are has not been clarified. Ritter was responsible for market strategy and communication at Zalando, and until last year also for finance. The company’s other two executives, Robert Gentz ​​and David Schneider, will now run the company in pairs.

Zalando started as a start-up in Berlin twelve years ago and now has more than 36 million customers from 17 countries and achieved sales of no less than 1.85 billion euros in the last quarter.