Otto GmbH & Co. KG

12/02/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2021 07:07

Katrin Behrens to strengthen Mytoys Group Management Board

Katrin Behrens to strengthen Mytoys Group Management Board

02.12.2021 | Hamburg

With effect from 01 March 2022, Katrin Behrens will join the top management of the Mytoys Group alongside CEO Martin Schierer and CFO Tobias Nieber. As part of the future management trio, she will assume responsibility as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Technology Division. Katrin Behrens will move from Bonprix, where she is currently Vice President IT and Controlling.

As Mytoys Group CTO, the 49-year-old will be responsible for the overall IT organization and drive the digital transformation of the company further, heading and implementing the relevant IT projects.

Katrin Behrens launched her professional career in 1997 as a Controller at OTTO, where she was soon offered a project management role in the conception and development of IT systems and BI solutions. In 2003 she moved to Otto Group IT as Communications Manager for major IT transformation projects, where she set up Key Account Management as Head of Department at Otto Group IT. From 2006 onwards, as Vice President she was additionally responsible for IT Architecture.

In 2008 she moved to Bonprix. As Vice President IT she was initially responsible for the complete and successful development of the SAP-based process and IT landscape. Since 2019 she has also been responsible for Corporate Controlling, and is Program Manager of the transformation that is establishing an international process and technology standard for all Bonprix companies. In addition to her professional and strategic expertise, Katrin Behrens has also successfully established new agile leadership concepts aligned with the Otto Group's Kulturwandel (cultural transformation).

Sebastian Klauke, Otto Group Executive Board Member E-Commerce, Technology, Business Intelligence and Corporate Ventures: "Katrin Behrens is the ideal candidate to complete the Mytoys Group Management Board. With her outstanding technology expertise and proven experience in transformation processes, she has all the prerequisites to master the major IT challenges Mytoys faces on its journey to becoming the shopping platform of choice for the whole family."

Katrin Behrens, future Managing Director Technology, Mytoys Group: "I am deeply grateful for the trust placed in me and am very much looking forward to my new task."