Dr. Dirk Schmelzer was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Scout24 AG by the Supervisory Board with effect from June 18, 2019. The 52-year-old was CFO of the NuCom Group and played an instrumental role in the development of the Commerce Segment as one of the corporate pillars of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Prior to that, Schmelzer was CFO of the public listed company Tomorrow Focus AG, which later became HolidayCheck Group AG. Schmelzer can thus contribute his tenured CFO expertise and investor relations know-how regarding digital platforms and business models that are highly relevant for Scout24. The current CFO Christian Gisy will be available to the company for a transitional period until 1 July 2019.
The chairman of the Scout24 Supervisory Board, Dr. Hans-Holger Albrecht, comments: “With Dirk Schmelzer we were able to find a CFO for Scout24 who not only has outstanding financial expertise yet also many years of highly relevant industry experience in digital business models and investor relations. This is very important for the continued profit growth path of the company. On behalf of the entire Supervisory Board, I would also like to thank Christian Gisy for his many contributions to the successful development and repositioning of the company. I would particularly like to emphasize his outstanding work regarding the dialogue with capital markets. During his tenure of almost five years as CFO, he led Scout24 from its IPO to the MDAX, initiated and supported strategic M&A transactions and optimised the financing structure. We wish him all the best for his professional and personal future.”
In his role as CFO of Scout24, Schmelzer will be responsible for the areas of finance, treasury, tax, controlling, procurement & facilities, and investor relations.
Dr. Dirk Schmelzer was CFO of the NuCom Group, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 and Private Equity Investor General Atlantic. For more than six years prior to that, he was CFO of the public listed company Tomorrow Focus AG and its spin-off company HolidayCheck Group AG, which operates the largest German hotel rating portal. Prior to this, he was CFO in the telecommunications industry, namely at Telefónica Deutschland GmbH and HanseNet GmbH. With a doctorate in political economy, he began his professional career in 1997 as a controller, and later in various management positions within the finance sector at the predecessor companies of Telefónica O2 (Germany).
“Scout24 enjoys an excellent reputation as a leading operator of digital marketplaces for real estate and automobiles. I am delighted and look forward to contributing to the company's continued growth as the new CFO,” added Dr. Dirk Schmelzer, designated CFO of Scout24 AG.
The Executive Board of Scout24 AG will thus be made up of Tobias Hartmann (Chief Executive Officer), Dr. Dirk Schmelzer (Chief Financial Officer), Dr. Thomas Schroeter (Chief Product Officer), and Ralf Weitz (Chief Commercial Officer).
SOURCE Scout24 AG