K5 FUTURE RETAIL CONFERENCE 2024 – Meet this year’s top speakers 

The K5 FUTURE RETAIL CONFERENCE 2024 is rapidly approaching. On 25th and 26th of June 2024, the ESTREL Berlin will once again turn into the place to be and host the largest e-commerce summit in the DACH region. To stay true to our hashtags #learnfromthebest #meetthebest and #bethebest and to increase your anticipation, we proudly present our first top speakers of the K5 FUTURE RETAIL CONFERENCE 2024:

Mark Hübner

Mark Hübner has been CEO of Knuspr & since November 2023. As an experienced manager, Mark Hübner previously drove forward the Rohlik Group‘s own brands and unique product range as Group Chief Commercial Officer. His previous role as Country Manager for Amazon Fresh Germany has prepared him well for his current position and focus area.

Caroline Renée Kroll

Caroline R. Kroll has managed to build a family business that has tripled in size in just 5 years, generates double-digit million sales and launches several bestsellers every year. Caroline was still a student when, at the age of 22, she decided to make high-quality skincare affordable. With the idea of bringing Nø Cosmetics to the drugstores, she demonstrated a keen sense for market gaps and her penchant for innovation from the start. 

Bastian Siebers

Bastian Siebers has been CEO of flaconi, one of the largest digital retailers for beauty and perfume, since October 2022. He has strategically realigned the company within a year and achieved double-digit sales growth and a positive EBITDA result in a very short space of time. Before joining flaconi, Siebers spent seven years as CEO of and built the company into the largest online retailer of baby and children’s products in Europe.

Gerald Schönbucher 

Gerald Schönbucher is the CEO of Kaufland eCommerce, a subsidiary of the Schwarz Group that operates the Kaufland supermarket chain. He has led Kaufland‘s online business since 2016. Previously, in 2006, he co-founded the startup Hitmeister, an online music and media marketplace which he led as CEO for over a decade. At Kaufland eCommerce, he has grown the company to over €2 billion in gross merchandise value and 750 employees. Key milestones include integrating the Kaufland app and launching in Slovakia and Czech Republic.

Karo Junker de Neui

Karo Junker de Neui is deeply passionate about e-commerce and digital transformation. As co-host of the podcast ‘Kassenzone’, she regularly talks to the most exciting personalities from the retail industry about the current changes and challenges in e-commerce. Karo began her entrepreneurial journey by founding the recommerce business model Vite EnVogue, an online store for second-hand luxury fashion. In addition to her role as Managing Director at Etribes, Karo serves on the Advisory Board of Schuback GmbH, a long-established German beauty retailer.

Achraf Ait Bouzalim

With 6PM, Achraf Ait Bouzalim has founded one of the most successful streetwear brands in Germany. The label’s collections are often sold out within minutes. Founded in 2015 with the vision of creating a curated online store for premium and luxury fashion brands, 6PM has grown rapidly and today fascinates customers and investors alike. Milestones include the launch of the 6PM app in 2018, collaborations with notable brands like True Religion or the NFL and the opening of a series of pop-up stores since 2022.

Oksana Lukyanenko

Oksana Lukyanenko went from one e-food big player to another when she left Delivery Hero to take up the position of General Manager Germany at DoorDash in January 2022. In July of the same year, she also took on this role at DoorDash subsidiary Wolt. Oksana Lukyanenko has over 12 years of experience in online grocery retail. She started her career in the e-food industry at the Turkish food delivery player Yemeksepeti, which was acquired by Delivery Hero in 2015. Her years of experience in online food & grocery retail make Oksana Lukyanenko a true expert with unique insights into the food & delivery industry. 

Tarek Müller

Tarek Müller is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ABOUT YOU, one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies and largest fashion and lifestyle platforms in Europe. In June 2021, the company was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Tarek has been developing digital business models for online retail for more than fifteen years and is responsible for Marketing & Brands at ABOUT YOU and Managing Director of SCAYLE, the B2B division of ABOUT YOU Holding SE.

Friederike von Waldenfels

Friederike has more than a decade of experience in e-commerce and more than 15 years of experience in technology, scalability and organizational structure. At Swisscommerce she built a unique e-commerce platform focusing on special interest markets (20 stores such as horse riding, fishing, agriculture, health products etc.) by implementing central services (IT, logistics, marketing, customer service & finance). Since 2020, Friederike has dedicated most of her time to expanding her knowledge in climate science at ETH Zurich, analyzing and investing in sustainable companies and supporting several companies as an advisor and board member.

Tom Peeters

T​​om Peeters is the co-founder and CEO of Crisp. While studying Business Administration in Amsterdam, Tom co-founded the platform He started his career in London as an M&A advisor, until the urge to build something himself started to itch again. From 2012, he held senior positions at Westwing, a digital home & living store that went public on the Frankfurt stock exchange in 2018. Later that year, he founded the online-supermarket Crisp together with two of his best friends. With a shared love for good food and a schedule that didn’t leave them much time to search for it, they built a more sustainable solution.

This is just a small selection of the fascinating and renowned speakers from all areas of digital commerce who will be attending the K5 FUTURE RETAIL CONFERENCE 2024, of course. Stay up to date and get your tickets here. We look forward to seeing you!  #learnfromthebest #meetthebest #bethebest