Petra Stappenbeck becomes Chief Financial Officer of Intershop Communications AG

  • Intershop’s Management Board to be expanded by Chief Financial Officer
  • Petra Stappenbeck brings more than 30 years of experience in the areas of finance and controlling

Jena, Germany, December 22, 2022 – Intershop Communications AG, global provider of B2B commerce solutions for the upper mid-market in the manufacturing and wholesale sectors, is expanding its Management Board with Petra Stappenbeck. The appointment as a member of the Management Board by the Supervisory Board will take with effect on January 1, 2023. She will assume the function of Chief Financial Officer.

As Chief Financial Officer, Petra Stappenbeck is responsible for the Finance and Controlling, Human Resources, Legal and other administrative functions. The graduate in business administration has been working as Director Finance at Intershop since 2012 and was appointed authorized signatory in 2013. She has been part of the Executive Management Team since May 2021.

Ms Stappenbeck has more than 30 years of experience in finance and controlling. Before joining Intershop, she served for several years as Head of Finance and Controlling at Jenoptik AG, which is also listed on the stock exchange. Prior to that, she held various positions at Hochtief AG, most recently as Deputy Head of Finance.

Frank Fischer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Intershop Communications AG: "Petra Stappenbeck has been instrumental in ensuring that Intershop continues to enjoy a solid financial position in a challenging environment over the past few years, most recently as a member of the Executive Management Team. We are pleased to have her as CFO alongside Markus Klahn to actively shape Intershop's next growth steps at board level."

About Intershop

Intershop (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) enables the world’s leading manufacturers and wholesalers to digitalize, transform, and boost their businesses. Our e-commerce platform and cloud-based technology give B2B companies the power to establish and expand their digital presence, improve customer experience, and increase online revenue. With 30 years experience and a global presence, we help our 300+ clients turn products into profits, customers into business partners, and transactions into lasting relationships.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

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