Board of Directors
Carla Smits-Nusteling was appointed a member of the Allegro Board on September 1, 2020. Ms. Smits-Nusteling is currently Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of Nokia Corporation and Board member at Stichting Continuiteit Ahold Delhaize - a foundation organized under the laws of the Netherlands to safeguard the interests of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. Previously, Ms. Smits-Nusteling was Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair of ASML, Chairwoman of the Board of Tele2 AB, lay judge of the Enterprise Court of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal as well as CFO and member of the Board of Management of Royal KPN N.V. She also held several finance and business-related positions at Royal KPN N.V. and PostNL. Ms. Smits-Nusteling holds a Master's degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and an Executive Master of Finance and Control degree from the VU University of Amsterdam.
Catherine Faiers was appointed a member of the Allegro Board on May 12, 2023. Catherine Faiers is a highly regarded e-commerce leader, with proven executive experience in roles across strategy, sales, marketing, product, technology, finance, and operations. Over her career, she has been responsible for successfully delivering digital, data and technology transformations at three leading marketplaces: Auto Trader, Addison Lee and Trainline. Currently, she holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at Auto Trader Group plc (FTSE 100 company), being an Executive Board Director, an attendee at all Board committees and a member of the Executive team. Previously she was a Chief Operating Officer at Addison Lee, with responsibility for running the day-to-day operations of the business, strategy and M&A. Before that, working as a Director of a leading online business at Trainline, she was responsible for strategy, change, M&A, and investor relations. Catherine Faiers gained corporate finance experience at Director level, providing Board-level advice to public and private companies covering: M&A, debt, IPO and pensions. She also worked as a Chartered Accountant and Audit team leader on a number of key accounts at PwC.
Darren Huston joined the Group as Executive Chairman in January 2017 and was appointed as a member of Allegro's Board on May 12, 2017. Upon the conversion of the group to a public limited liability company (société anonyme) was appointed as a Director of the Issuer as of August 27, 2020, with his term as a Board member renewed on September 1, 2020. Previously, Mr. Huston was CEO of Booking.com and Group CEO of the Priceline Group and has also held various roles with Microsoft (including as CEO of Microsoft Japan), Starbucks and McKinsey & Company. Mr. Huston is the CEO and Founder of BlackPines Capital Partners and also Chairman of Skyscanner, The Knot Worldwide, and Operto. He holds an MBA degree from Harvard University and an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
David Barker led Cinven's investment in Allegro and has been a member of the supervisory boards of the Allegro and Ceneo operating companies since 2017. He was appointed a member of the Allegro Board on September 1, 2020. Mr. Barker joined Cinven in 1996 and is a partner and a member of the Investment Committee at Cinven. He has been involved in many of Cinven's technology, media and telecom investments. Mr. Barker holds a BA degree from Cambridge University.
Roy Perticucci joined Allegro as CEO in September 2022. He is a business leader with over 20 years of experience at the helm of retail and e-commerce businesses internationally. Prior to joining Allegro, he led the European Operations/Customer Fulfillment at Amazon between 2013-2020 and for a short time simultaneously held the same responsibility for North America. Previously, he held senior roles at large retailers including Ahold (Albert.nl), Dixon’s, and Tesco across Europe. He began his career as a software developer at Accenture in Milan, and later as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich.
Jonathan Eastick joined the Group as CFO in February 2018 and was appointed as a member of the Allegro Board on September 1, 2020. Mr. Eastick is also a member of the company’s Management Board and a member of the Management Board of Ceneo. Previously, he was a director at Ernst & Young. He has over 30 years of experience in finance and management including, over 18 years of experience in CFO roles at Netia, Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa, and Lucent Technologies Poland. Mr. Eastick holds a Bachelor of Science in International Trade and Development Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a British Chartered Accountant.
Nancy Cruickshank was appointed a member of the Allegro Board on September 1, 2020. She has Chaired Allegro's Remuneration and Nomination committee since May 2022. Ms. Cruickshank is an Operating Partner at Exponent PE in London, where she also Chairs two of their portfolio companies, Go City and Wowcher. Ms. Cruickshank is also an independent Non-Executive at Flutter Entertainment Plc (FTSE 100). Previously, she was Chief Digital Officer at Carlsberg, having held a NED position with the company for 18 months prior to joining the Executive Team. She has worked in the digital industry for 25+ years, including launching Conde Nast online in 1996, overseeing Telegraph Media Group's digital business and operating as a serial entrepreneur to build the beauty marketplace, MyShowcase, and the fashion and beauty market leader, Handbag.com between 2001 and 2006, leading to a successful sale to Hearst Corporation in 2006. Ms. Cruickshank holds a Bachelor of History from the University of Leeds.
Paweł Padusiński led MidEuropa's investment in Allegro and has been a member of the supervisory boards of Allegro and Ceneo operating companies since 2017. He was appointed a member of the Issuer's Board on September 1, 2020. Mr. Padusiński is a partner at MidEuropa where he has worked since 2005. Prior to joining MidEuropa, Mr. Padusiński worked in the corporate finance department at PwC in Warsaw. He holds an M.Sc. in Finance & Banking and Strategic Management from the Warsaw School of Economics.
Pedro Arnt was appointed a member of the Allegro Board on June 22, 2022. Mr. Arnt has been working for over 20 years in various senior leadership capacities in the consumer internet industry, serving since 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer of MercadoLibre (MELI), one of the largest global marketplaces and Latin America’s most popular e-commerce site by number of visitors. Prior to joining MELI in 1999, Mr. Arnt worked for the Boston Consulting Group in its Buenos Aires and São Paulo offices. Over his career, he has held roles in various capacities, gaining multi-year experience leading a variety of teams from early-stage corporate development and marketing, through managing the company’s customer experience operations, continuing as Vice President of Strategic Planning, Treasury & Investor Relations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and a master’s from the University of Oxford.
Richard Sanders led Permira's investment in Allegro and has been a member of the supervisory boards of the Allegro and Ceneo operating companies since 2017. He was appointed a member of the Allegro Board on September 1, 2020. Mr. Sanders joined Permira in 1999 and is a partner and a member of its Investment and Executive Committees. Mr. Sanders was also the Co-Head of Technology at Permira until 2023 and has extensive experience in the sector. He holds an MA degree from Oxford University and an MBA degree from Stanford University.
Tomasz Suchański was appointed a member of the Issuer's Board on May 12, 2023. He is the CEO of the Żabka Group and many years of experience and deep understanding of the mechanisms that govern the industry allow him to direct the activities of Żabka in a way that has resulted in the position of the leader of the convenience model in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to becoming CEO in March 2016, he was involved with various Jeronimo Martins companies. He worked in the group’s international structures, and before that, from 2011 to 2014, he was the General Manager of the Biedronka retail chain in Poland. Previously, he held the positions of Chief Financial Officer of Jeronimo Martins Polska, its Member of the Management Board and operational director of the central region. Before coming to Poland in 2005, he worked on the international market dealing with Portuguese chains of the Jeronimo Martins group. In 2003, he took up the post of Financial Director of the Recheio wholesale chain, and earlier, as a member of the Financial Department, he was in charge of Pingo Doce supermarkets and Feira Nova hypermarkets.