Alexander Kudlich was born in Bonn, Germany in 1980. He studied business administration with a specialization in finance and accounting at the Univer- sity of St. Gallen in Switzerland from 1999 to 2004 and graduated as Lic.oec. (HSG). In 2005, Alexander received a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from the University College London in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the European School of Manage- ment and Technology. In 2005, upon graduation from the University College London, Alexander joined Axel Springer AG as the Assistant of the Chairman and CEO (Dr. Mathias Döpfner). From 2008 to 2011, he worked in various mana- gerial positions in a group company of Axel Springer AG – the zanox.de AG, in- cluding as Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe. In 2011, Alexander joined Rocket Internet. As Group Managing Director, he is responsible for operations, product development, technology and resources.