Wayfair Appoints Schäferkordt To Board

At a time when the company is aggressively expanding in Europe, Wayfair has appointed Anke Schäferkordt, former chief executive at Germany’s RTL Television and Media Group, to its board of directors.

Schäferkordt served as RTL Television and Media Group CEO from 2005 to 2018 and as the co-chief executive officer of RTL Group S.A. from 2012 to 2017. She served as a member of the executive board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. from 2012 to 2018.

Schäferkordt will fill the seat that was held by Romero Rodrigues, Wayfair indicated, as he steps down from the nine-person board after five year’s service.

“We are excited to welcome Anke to the board as we continue to rapidly scale our international operations and address the tremendous market opportunity ahead of us,” said Niraj Shah, Wayfair CEO, co-founder and co-chairman. “Anke joins us with an impressive track record of building strong, large and profitable businesses, and we look forward to her insight and guidance as we continue to invest in our international brand and European operations and our market leadership position across North America.”