Zooplus appoints new chief financial officer

Schüller will be based at Zooplus’ headquarters in Munich, Germany

European online pet platform Zooplus has appointed Steffen Schüller as chief financial officer and member of the management board and executive committee. 

Schüller joins Zooplus as of May to ensure a smooth transition period. Effective 6 June, he will take over the CFO role from Andreas Maueröder, who decided not to extend his contract. 

Prior to becoming a CFO at Zooplus, Schüller worked for fashion retailer Peek and Cloppenburg as the group chief financial officer. He was also CFO of the automotive retailer Emil Frey and CFO of Lidl Digital. 

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In his role at Zooplus, Schüller will lead the departments of finance and accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury and legal. Schüller will be based at Zooplus’ headquarters in Munich, Germany. 


Geoffroy Lefebvre, chief executive officer of Zooplus, said: “We are delighted to announce Steffen as new CFO. As the company continues its long-term growth trajectory and transformation into the ultimate European pet destination, Steffen’s extensive financial and retail expertise will be invaluable for zooplus’ further development. 

“At the same time, I would like to thank Andreas Maueröder in the name of the whole zooplus team for his outstanding work and dedication over the past nearly 14 years. We sincerely wish him all the best for his professional and personal future.” 

Stefan Goetz, chairman of the supervisory board of Zooplus, added: “On behalf of the entire supervisory board, I would like to thank Andreas Maueröder for his outstanding work in transforming zooplus into what it is today – an e-commerce powerhouse and a leading player in the European pet space. 

“We are grateful for his commitment to Zooplus over the span of more than a decade and wish him every success in the future. As we bid farewell to Andreas, we warmly welcome Steffen Schüller as the new CFO to the Zooplus family and we look forward to his contribution to our continued success.”

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