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The AutoScout24 Management

The AutoScout24 management.

Peter Brooks-Johnson - Chief Executive Officer

Peter Brooks-Johnson

Peter Brooks-Johnson has been CEO of AutoScout24 Group since August 1, 2023.

He joined AutoScout24 after a 17-year career at Rightmove, a FTSE 100 company and UK’s leading real estate portal, where he was the Chief Executive from 2017 until February 2023.

Peter Brooks-Johnson is an accomplished senior executive with a track record of successfully scaling digital businesses and with deep online classifieds experience.

A graduate in Microelectronics and Software Engineering from Newcastle University (UK), Peter took on his first assignments as Consultant at Andersen Consulting and Berkeley Partnerships. In 2006, he moved on to work at Rightmove, where he started his career as Product Director. Before becoming CEO in 2017, his career path included Marketing Director (2009-2011) and Chief Operating Officer (2013-2017).

Peter is married, a father of two children and lives in Kent, UK and Munich, Germany.

Biliana Alabatchka - Chief Financial Officer

Biliana Alabatchka

Biliana Alabatchka has been Chief Financial Officer of AutoScout24 since November 2020 and is responsible for the finance organization, including FP&A, Accounting, and Treasury, as well as Procurement, Legal and Facility Management.

Prior to joining AutoScout24, Biliana Alabatchka was VP Finance, Strategy & Transformation at JUUL Labs. Prior to JUUL Labs, she worked at PepsiCo in a number of finance roles, most recently as CFO and Vice President UK Snacks and Category CFO Europe.

Prior to PepsiCo, Biliana spent the majority of her career as investment banker with Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers and Lazard in New York.

Biliana double-majored in economics and mathematics from Darthmouth College, summa cum laude, and was the first Bulgarian woman to receive a Stanford MBA degree.

Biliana speaks several languages, is a mother of four boys and, together with her husband, has completed the Budapest-Bamako car race earning the ‘Never Give Up’ award.

Dr. Felix Frank - Chief Commercial Officer

Felix Frank

Dr. Felix Frank has been Chief Commercial Officer of the AutoScout24 Group since April 2020. He is responsible for Customer Marketing, i.e. he manages all product and B2B marketing activities with regard to AutoScout24's dealer partners. He is also responsible for strategy and corporate development, car operations and pricing.

In 2012, he started at the Scout24 Group as Head of Strategy and took over the operational management of AutoScout24 as Vice President Customer Product & Marketing in 2015. He also led the marketing and product strategy for the dealer and manufacturer business. In January 2019, Felix Frank moved to Sixt Leasing SE as Chief Digital Officer & Managing Director Online Retail and returned to AutoScout24 after the spin-off from the Scout24 Group.

Prior to that, Felix Frank worked for several years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. During this time, he completed his doctorate in the research areas of technology marketing and customer relationship management.

In 2011, he also founded his own online startup.

Felix Frank studied technology management and computer science at the Technical University of Munich, UC Berkeley, ENST Paris and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

The corporate strategist stands for innovative and customer-oriented product visions in a technology-based, continuously changing market environment.

Frederik Kraus - Chief Technology Officer

Frederik Kraus

Frederik Kraus has been Chief Technology Officer at the AutoScout24 Group since September 2020.

He joined Scout24 AG back in 2016 as Vice President Platform Engineering and has been responsible for the Group's entire tech area there as CTO since 2019.

Prior to joining the Scout24 Group, he worked at for five years, where he most recently headed all technical areas such as Software Engineering, Data Science and Operations as CTO.

From 2007, he was a co-founder at the startup Cosmotourist, where he was CTO and a member of the management board until 2016.

From 2001 to 2007, he worked as a Software Developer for Lycos Europe/ Pangora.

Frederik Kraus studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich with a focus on aerospace engineering and went to school at Wellington College in Berkshire, England.

He is married, father of three children and lives in Munich.

Dr. Thomas Krausse – Chief Marketing Officer

Dr. Thomas Krauße

Dr. Thomas Krausse has been Chief Marketing Officer of the AutoScout24 Group since March 2024. In this role, he oversees B2C (Business to Consumer) marketing, encompassing all marketing activities directed toward consumers and private users of AutoScout24.

Before joining AutoScout24, Thomas Krauße held various comparable positions and possesses extensive expertise in E-Commerce and other marketplace-based business models.

Notably, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at the career platform for electronics technicians and system mechanics PowerUs in Berlin. Prior to that, he led the marketing efforts at the vacation home provider HomeToGo. Additionally, Thomas worked with Wayfair, an international marketplace for furniture and decor items, where he established and led the marketing team for the European business. His successful scaling of multiple marketing channels significantly contributed to Wayfair’s business growth.

Thomas studied Computer Science at the Technical University Dresden and the University of Adelaide in Australia. He completed his doctoral studies in the fields of Hydrology and Statistics with the highest distinction of “summa cum laude.”

During his studies, Thomas delved deeply into gaining insights through the analysis of large datasets. His passion lies in strategically applying such methods to drive business growth for companies.

Notably, Thomas is proficient in several languages, including Sorbian, a minority language still spoken today, primarily in the Spreewald region of Brandenburg and in Lausitz, Eastern Saxony. He is married and a father of three children.

Dr. Michael Luhnen - Chief Sales Officer

Dr. Michael Luhnen

Dr. Michael Luhnen has been Chief Sales Officer at the AutoScout24 Group since December 2020 and is responsible for AutoScout24's Global Sales Organization, all market organizations (DE, IT, BE, NL, AT),, and the Media & Financing business. He also serves on the board of Auction Group A/S (AUTOproff).

Before joining AutoScout24, Michael worked in different commercial leadership roles at PayPal from 2013 to 2020. Most recently, he was Vice President Continental Europe, and before that led PayPal’s DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) as VP & Managing Director.

Prior to his career at PayPal, Michael worked as an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company in Zurich from 2005 to 2013.

He studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, where he also completed his PhD in Finance.

Michael is married and father of twins. He lives in Munich.

Zoe Martin - Chief People Officer

CPO Zoe Martin

Zoe Martin has been Chief People Officer of the AutoScout24 Group since February 2024.

Zoe has 26 years of experience in people-related roles. Prior to joining AutoScout24, she spent 16 years as Director of People & Development and Head of Human Resources & Development at Rightmove, the UK's leading digital property portal and a FTSE 100 company. Prior to this, she held HR leadership roles in retail and telecoms.

She has extensive knowledge of talent acquisition, performance management, learning and development and employee engagement, always with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. She is passionate about culture that puts people at the center and provides an environment where they can thrive. She values fairness, trust and transparency.

Zoe studied in the UK and holds a BA (Hons) Business Administration.

She is married and lives in London with her husband and daughter. She alternates between her London home office and the AutoScout24 headquarters in Munich.

Justin Re - Chief Product Officer

Justin Re Chief Product Officer

Justin Re has been Chief Product Officer at the AutoScout24 Group since April 2021 and is responsible for all Product, Design, and SEO functions.

Prior to joining AutoScout24, Justin acted as Senior Vice President of Product at Live Nation/Ticketmaster in Los Angeles, where he developed the first In-Wallet secure ticketing experiences partnering with Apple and Google.

Prior to that, he worked as Senior Director of Product Management at OpenX, a global leader in digital advertising based in California. There he developed the first App-based header bidding solution in the market.

Justin has a particular passion for complex double sided marketplaces and has lead global teams in B2B, B2C and everything in-between. He has over 15 years of experience working across Asia, the UK, and the US.

As a designer his passion is creating and investing in digital products that seamlessly combine awesome user experience and value creation for all stakeholders.

Justin holds a degree in Design from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where he is originally from.

Justin's father was a car dealer for 40 years which is where his passion for the Auto industry comes from.