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Aug 16, 2018

Henkel X Mentor

Dr. Caren Genthner-Kappesz

  • Amrod, Orell Fuessli
  • Key focus areas: social media; branding; marketing; communication/sharing; business models; CRM; ecommerce;

Caren holds a PHD in mathematics and started her career in 1998 when she was working as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. After founding and selling her own consultancy firm she worked for Ebay where she was responsible for the German advertising business and became Managing Director at Ebay´s subsidiary firm, shopping.com. After Ebay she became the COO at brands4friends, an online shop that sells branded products via temporary sales auctions. In 2013 she moved to South-Africa to work for Naspers where she was CEO of the ecommerce giant kalahari.com (today takealot.com) and later CEO at MIH Internet Africa.

From December 2015 until March 2018 she was the CEO of Glossybox- a global beauty-box delivery service brand and today she is Senior Advisor/Consultant and on the Board of Directors of Amrod in South Africa and of the Swiss firm Orell Fuessli. Amrod is Africa's leading importer and brander of Corporate Clothing, Corporate Gifts, Promotional Gifts, Promotional Clothing and Headwear.

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