Online grocer Rohlik Group has announced the appointment of former Amazon and Gopuff executive Erwin Brunner as its new chief operating officer (COO).
In a statement, the Czech operator said that the 'strategic hire underscores Rohlik Group's commitment to expanding its operational excellence and market presence'.
In his new role, he will oversee Rohlik Group's operations, including fulfilment, last mile and supply chain logistics.
'Improving Operational Execution'
Commenting on his appointment, Brunner said, “I am thrilled and super excited about the opportunity of joining Rohlik. The company's passion for improving operational execution through standardisation and automation, in addition to delivering flawless customer experiences, have been very important themes I have driven throughout my entire career.
"I am really looking forward to being part of this tremendous success story in the e-commerce space and I am convinced we will continue to revolutionise this industry.”
Along with Rohlik Group chief executive Tomas Cupr, the group's management team is now comprised of Olin Novák, international CEO; Vineta Bajaj, chief financial officer; Erwin Brunner, chief operating officer; Ondřej Klamt, chief technology officer; Mark Hübner, chief commercial officer and Alžběta Doležalová, chief people officer.
Rohlik Group's CEO Tomas Cupr added, "We are incredibly excited to welcome Erwin to our executive team. His proven track record at Amazon and his deep understanding of the e-commerce landscape make him the perfect fit for our ambitious growth plans.
"We look forward to leveraging his insights and leadership to take Rohlik Group to new heights."
As well as operating in Czechia, Rohlik Group has operations in Hungary (Kifli.hu), Austria (Gurkerl.at), Germany (Knuspr.de) and Romania (Sezamo.ro).