Oetker Collection appoint Jens Hackebeil as CFO

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Published on 06/04/23 - Updated on 06/04/23

Jens Hackebeil

Oetker Collection has the announced the appointment of Jens Hackebeil to the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective 1st April 2023. He will also join the luxury hotel group’s Executive Committee where he will act as a key stakeholder in hotel project development activities.

A 12-year veteran of Oetker Collection, Hackebeil’s latest promotion will see him take charge of the day-to-day planning, implementing, managing, and controlling of all the group’s financial-related activities. In addition, he will direct and oversee all aspects of Finance, Group Accounting, Purchasing, Legal and Compliance functions of the organisation.

As the group’s CFO, he will work closely with CEO Timo Gruenert to provide strategic financial strategy for Oetker Collection. Finally, he will also assist property General Managers and Managing Directors on their individual financial plans and economic modelling.

After graduating from University of Brighton with a B.A. in International Hospitality Management, Jens Hackebeil immediately joined Oetker Collection. Beginning in 2011 as Corporate Controller / Assistant to CFO, he soon progressed to Head of Controlling of the Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa two years later.

After nearly four years at the hotel, he returned to head office when he rose to the position of Head of Finance. He occupied this role until September 2020, before being promoted once again to Vice-President Finance. As VP Finance, Hackebeil was responsible for overseeing all finance related matters for the organisation and also acted at Oetker Collection’s Compliance Officer.

In 2013, he completed the Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management PDP at Cornell University. Finally, between 2016-18, he obtained an MBA in Business Administration from Steinbeis School.

I’m thrilled by Jens’ appointment and believe it underpins our company’s robust succession planning. Over the course of his career with us, Jens’ deep expertise and foresight, along with impactful leadership skills, have been instrumental in many of our successes. He has steadfastly proven his financial and operational acumen while always demonstrating our brand values, and I very much look forward to working closely with him as we implement our strategic priorities in the next phase of our company’s development.

Timo Gruenert, CEO of Oetker Collection

I’m immensely excited by this opportunity and look forward to supporting Timo and the rest of the Executive Committee further in my new position. As I embark on this new chapter within the company, I hope to bolster the finance function at Oetker Collection and optimise the exciting growth opportunities ahead.

Jens Hackebeil, CFO of Oetker Collection

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