Oliver Samwer was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1972. Oliver holds M.Sc. degree in Business Administration from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Upon graduation, Oliver and his two brothers founded Alando.de in 1999.
After the sale of Alando.de to eBay Inc., he was Managing Director of eBay, responsible for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
In 2000, Oliver and his two brothers founded Jamba! AG, which was acquired by Verisign Inc. in 2004.
In 2007, Oliver founded Rocket Internet. Since 2014, Oliver has served as Rocket’s Chief Executive Officer. Oliver is responsible for strategy development and implementation, business development and investor relations.
Board & Advisor Roles (1)Update
Member of the Board of Directors
M.Sc., Business Administration1994 - 1998
|Sep 24, 2016||The Economist - The freaks are coming|
|Jul 23, 2016||Times of India - Sitemap - Rocket's GFG raises $33m amid Jabong sale talks|
|Jun 21, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Europe's $1 billion tech companies are starting to outperform their Silicon Valley counterparts|
|Jun 20, 2016||TechCrunch - France’s Convargo wants to connect shippers with truckers|
|Jun 16, 2016||TechCabal - Jumia is swallowing all the startups under Africa Internet Group|
|Jun 16, 2016||Tech Moran - BREAKING: Africa Internet Group is rebranding all ventures & Itself to Jumia|
|Jun 13, 2016||EU Startups - NOAH Conference Berlin successfully connected the corporate and startup world|
|Jun 10, 2016||Business Insider (tech) - The CEO of Rocket Internet says he only checks the company's stock price when he's bored at the weekend|
Upcoming Event Appearances (1)
Past Event Appearances (5)
- Interview with Oliver Samwer @ IdeaLab!2012
- ZDF Frontal21-Doku: Die große Samwer-Show
- DLD15 - Rocket: The Sky is the Limit (Oliver Samwer, Stefan Winners)
- Oliver Samwer, Rocket Internet - NOAH14
- Classic: Oliver Samwer's "you have to live in the dirt" talk at Idea Lab 2013
- Oliver Samwer, European Founders - Building Global Companies - NOAH13