Susanne is the Chair of the Group and a Non-Executive Director, having held the role of Chair since 1 April 2016 and of Non-Executive Director since 29 June 2015. Susanne has extensive experience in top management positions, having worked in the consumer-facing sector for 25 years. During her executive career, Susanne managed leading brands such as SuperGroup PLC, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer. In addition to Susanne’s experience with respect to leading executive positions, Susanne also has an extensive non-executive portfolio of companies where she served as a director, and currently sits on the boards of Morrisons Plc, Hush Homewear Ltd, Tritax Big Box REIT PLC, Trent Holdings Ltd and Al-Tayer Insignia.
Susanne graduated from Studenter Eksamen, Brønderslev Gymnasium.
Ning is the Vice Chair of the Group and a Non-Executive Director, having held the role of Vice Chair since 1 January 2017 and of Non-Executive Director since 29 May 2015. As well as founding the Company and being its Chief Executive Officer until 31 December 2016, Ning founded Typology, a Paris-based skincare brand providing highly natural, vegan products and co-founded MYFAB, a Paris-based décor and gadget category business, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer until 2009. Ning has over a decade of experience as an e-commerce entrepreneur and has extensive experience in executive roles within this market.
Ning holds a Master of Science degree from HEC Paris.
Philippe is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group. He joined MADE in 2013 as Managing Director, having held the role until his promotion to Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2017. Philippe has extensive experience in executive roles in public companies, having served as the Chief Operating Officer and later Chief Executive Officer of Meetic. During his time at Meetic, the company underwent an IPO and Philippe helped drive the company’s international expansion, leading to a merger of Meetic with Match.com. Philippe also has a wealth of experience with digital businesses, having held senior executive roles at ifrance.com, SFR (part of Vivendi Universal) and Fnac.com.
Philippe holds a degree from the École Centrale Paris.
Adrian is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group, having held the role since 17 July 2017. Adrian has spent most of his career scaling fast growing digital companies. Before joining MADE, Adrian held various senior finance leadership roles at THE NET-A-PORTER GROUP, including Group Financial Controller, Director of Strategy and Chief Financial Officer. He played a key role in the sale of the Group to YOOX to become YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP. Following the transaction, Adrian served on the Executive Team as Commercial Director for two years before joining MADE.
Adrian holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Sheffield and is an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Bruno is a Non-Executive Director of the Group, having held the role since 29 June 2015. Bruno started his career as a senior civil servant in the French Ministry of Economy, managing the privatisation of various banks and public insurance companies before being appointed Chief of Staff of the Minister of Economy and Finance for two years.
In addition to his considerable public sector experience, Bruno has 20 years of experience in senior executive positions in the private sector. He was the CEO of Darty France, leading electricals retailer, a general partner and executive board member at LBO France and also held different senior executive positions at worldwide retail leader Kering (CEO of PPR Interactive and Managing Director at Fnac). Bruno currently serves as an independent director on the board of EDF. Bruno is also a general partner at Partech, specialising in growing digital companies and a board member at Rouje SAS, Evaneos, Exporo, M-Files Oy and SendinBlue SAS.
Bruno holds a Master of Science from the École Centrale Paris, graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris and is an alumnus of the École Nationale d’Administration (Inspection Générale des Finances).
George is a Non-Executive Director of the Group, having held the role since 15 December 2011. George has extensive experience as a director of, and investor in, private and public growth technology companies and funds. He is a founder, partner and co-CEO at Level Equity Management, LLC, a private investment firm that invests in growth-stage software and internet businesses. George was previously a managing director at Insight Partners and a member of the technology investment team at Summit Partners. He is presently a director of various privately-held technology businesses and served as a director at publicly-traded Medidata Solutions from 2004 until 2019.
George holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.
Gwyn is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group, having held the role since 7 May 2021. Gwyn has expertise in marketing, customer services, human resources, sustainability and strategy, which she obtained while working in senior roles at major retail brands, including Asda and Sainsbury’s. Gwyn has served on the boards of a diverse range of companies and has experience as both member and chair of remuneration committees. Gwyn’s extensive board experience and understanding of different points of view and business circumstances underpin her role as the Senior Independent Director.
Gwyn holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and History from the University of Bradford and has completed business programs at both Stanford and Harvard Business School.
Matthew is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group, having held the role since 14 May 2021. Matthew has experience in finance and in consumer facing business. Matthew currently serves as chief financial officer of the Global Fashion Group and previously served as chief financial officer of MoneySuperMarket.com from 2014 to 2018. He also served as finance director of Costa Coffee from 2009 to 2014 and managing director of its business in China. Matthew previously held senior finance and commercial roles at Sodexo and J Sainsbury, including retail finance director and property director.
Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Southampton. He also completed an advanced management programme at INSEAD and is a qualified chartered accountant, having trained and qualified with Deloitte in its corporate finance practice.