Gorillas further strengthens leadership team

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Berlin, 09-08-2021 – Gorillas Technologies GmbH expands its Executive Leadership team with two new prominent hires – Elmar Broscheit as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Adrian Frenzel as Chief Operating Officer (COO), after having appointed HR executive Deena Fox as Global Chief People Officer in early August. With the strong C-Suite, Gorillas is executing its new growth strategy, focusing on building a sustainable and profitable business.

Within the last year, Gorillas has developed a strong, international footprint, operating in nine countries, 55 cities, and employing more than 11,000 people. Now, it is entering its new growth stage: with the goal to become a sustainable and profitable business, Gorillas will focus on its operations, people, product & tech, and environment. With Elmar Broscheit as CFO, Adrian Frenzel as COO, and Deena Fox as CPO, CEO Kagan Sümer assembled a strong Global Executive Leadership team, which will support rolling out the new growth strategy.

Sümer says “Gorillas' explosive growth has been driven by our mission to provide consumers instant access to essential grocery needs. As we enter a new phase of our development,  we will focus on building a scalable and robust business infrastructure to support our existing operations and boost our market penetration. I am very excited that Elmar and Adrian are joining us, and I believe that together we will take Gorillas to the next level.”

Elmar Broscheit becomes Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

With Broscheit Gorillas gains a highly-skilled venture capitalist and angel investor. For over 13 years, he helped entrepreneurs grow multi billion dollar businesses in Australia, Asia and Europe. Broscheit has been involved in the rise of the food delivery sector since the beginning, with key investments in Lieferando (Germany), Takeaway.com (Netherlands) and Daojia (China). Now he will head Gorillas growth financing and all financial strategy and operations globally.

Elmar Broscheit: “Gorillas as a brand has cult status and is disrupting one of the largest consumer industries on a global scale. Our goal is for Gorillas to become a global household brand name for instant gratification of consumer needs. I cannot imagine anything more exciting than this, I just had to be part of it.”

Adrian Frenzel becomes Global Chief Operating Officer (COO)

With an impressive career as CEO of Hello Fresh US, Chief Operations Officer at Rocket Internet and as founder of startups EatFirst and Moonfare, Frenzel brings long term experience in building global operational excellence and sustainable growth for growth companies. As a former executive in global growth companies and based on his more than fifteen years of experience in the food, ops and tech sector, he is uniquely qualified to drive Gorillas’ growth strategy.

Adrian Frenzel: “Kağan and I first met when he worked for me at Rocket Internet and we have worked together subsequently on multiple projects over the last few years. I have always been very impressed by his strategic vision. I’ve followed the stories of many young growth companies, but what Kağan and the Gorillas team have accomplished is absolutely extraordinary. Based on my experience in scaling-up startups and in the food industry, my job will be to continue to deliver an outstanding customer experience, whilst growing and building an amazing operations team globally.”

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