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20-F
TRIVAGO N.V. filed this Form 20-F on 03/06/2018
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Item 6: Directors, senior management and employees
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Directors and senior management
Members of our management board and supervisory board
The following tables present information about our management board members and our supervisory board members including their ages and position as of the date of this annual report. The current business addresses for the members of our management and supervisory boards is c/o trivago N.V., Bennigsen-Platz 1, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany.
Management Board
Name
Age
Position
Axel Hefer
40
Managing Director for Finance, Legal and International (chief financial officer)
Andrej Lehnert*
49
Managing Director for Marketing and Business Intelligence
Rolf Schrömgens
41
Managing Director for Product, People and Culture (chief executive officer)
Malte Siewert*
43
Managing Director for Marketplace
Johannes Thomas
30
Managing Director for Advertiser Relations
Peter Vinnemeier*
43
Managing Director for Technology
*
On February 28, 2017, we announced that Andrej Lehnart, Malte Siewert and Peter Vinnemeier would step back from their roles as managing directors at the general meeting of shareholders in June 2018. For more information, see "—New leadership structure" below.
The following paragraphs set forth biographical information regarding our management board members.
Axel Hefer was initially appointed as a managing director of the company in 2016 and served as a managing director of trivago GmbH from 2016 until the post-IPO merger. He also serves as a non-executive director of Spark Networks SE. Prior to joining trivago GmbH, Mr. Hefer was CFO and COO of Home24 AG, an online home furniture and decor company, and managing director of One Equity Partners, the former Private Equity Division of J.P. Morgan Chase. Mr. Hefer holds a diploma in management from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.
Andrej Lehnert was initially appointed as a managing director of the company in 2016 and served as a managing director of trivago GmbH from 2015 until the post-IPO merger. Prior to joining trivago GmbH in 2011, Mr. Lehnert led his own Internet venture from 2008 to 2011, after having been with the William Wrigley Jr. Company from 2001 to 2008, lastly in the role of Director, Global Market Intelligence. Mr. Lehnert holds a degree of business administration from University Erlangen-Nuremberg.
 Rolf Schrömgens was initially appointed as a managing director of the company in 2016 and served as a managing director of trivago GmbH from 2005 until the post-IPO merger. Prior to joining trivago GmbH, Mr. Schrömgens was founder and VP at ciao.com, a consumer review website, from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Schrömgens holds a diploma in management from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL).
Malte Siewert was initially appointed as a managing director of the company in 2016 and served as a managing director of trivago GmbH from 2006 until the post-IPO merger. Prior to joining trivago GmbH, Mr. Siewert was an investment banker at HSBC Trinkaus und Burkhardt from 2001 through 2005 and Merrill Lynch in 2006. Mr. Siewert holds a diploma in management from Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL).
Johannes Thomas was initially appointed as a managing director of the company in 2016. He joined trivago GmbH in 2011 as Global Head of SEM and served as a managing director of trivago GmbH from 2015 until the post-IPO merger. Before joining trivago GmbH, Mr. Thomas worked as a Marketing Executive at isango!

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