Niels Boon, who is originally from the Netherlands, heads the worldwide group’s financial strategy and planning activities as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He is an experienced finance expert who is joining the company from itembase Inc., a software company based in San Francisco and Berlin. Niels Boon held the position of CFO there, with responsibility for the Investor Relations, Finance, Legal, and Human Resources departments. Before that, Boon successfully headed the development of the Strategic Finance department for Zalando SE and led high-profile and important projects in the areas of profitability management, corporate finance, M&A, and competitive intelligence. He also spent many years in strategic top management consulting at McKinsey & Company, with responsibility for strategy and corporate finance in numerous economic sectors and markets. Boon earned his Master of Sciences degree in International Financial Economics from the University of Amsterdam.