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OETKER COLLECTION ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF JENS HACKEBEIL AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

With over 12 years’ experience at Oetker Collection, Jens Hackebeil will take the helm as the luxury hotel group’s CFO

OETKER COLLECTION ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF JENS HACKEBEIL AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

With over 12 years’ experience at Oetker Collection, Jens Hackebeil will take the helm as the luxury hotel group’s CFO

Category: Worldwide - Careers - Appointments
Article written by our desk on 2023-04-04


Oetker Collection is delighted to announce long-serving employee Jens Hackebeil as its Chief Financial Officer, with effect April 1st. The appointment also marks Hackebeil becoming a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

A German native, Hackebeil commenced his career at Oetker Collection in 2011 where he has held several senior finance roles on property and corporate level before.

Since 2020, Hackebeil has held the role Vice President Finance, overseeing all finance related matters of the organization. Within this position, he has also acted as compliance officer of the group, offered leadership to all finance divisions, evaluated development opportunities, and led hotel management negotiation, in addition to implementing innovative finance systems and tools globally.

His new responsibilities will include the continuation of day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial-related activities of the company, in conjunction with directing and overseeing all aspects of Finance, Group Accounting, Purchasing, Legal and Compliance functions of the organization.

Hackebeil will work closely with CEO Timo Gruenert on providing strategic financial strategy for Oetker Collection while partnering with the hotels’ GMs and MDs on their respective financial plans and economic modeling.

In addition, Hackebeil joins Oetker Collection’s Executive Team and in his new remit will also act as a key stakeholder in hotel project development activities.

Timo Gruenert, CEO of Oetker Collection, said: “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.”

Jens Hackebeil, CFO of Oetker Collection, said: “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 optimize the exciting growth opportunities ahead.”

Hackebeil completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality at the University of Brighton. In addition to his career progression, Hackebeil has completed the Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management Program at Cornell University and obtained an MBA in Business Administration at Steinbeis School, Berlin in conjunction with SDA Bocconi and NYU Stern.

Since 2017, Hackebeil has also been a part-time lecturer at IU (International University), teaching a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Hospitality Project Planning & Development.

About Oetker Collection

Oetker Collection is an exceptional portfolio of Masterpiece Hotels and Villasin Europe, the UK, Brazil and the Caribbean. Located in the world’s most desirable destinations, each property is a landmark and an icon of elegance, blending legendary hospitality with genuine family spirit that is unique to Oetker Collection. Carrying on a refined legacy in hosting that originated in 1872, the Collection’s mission is to preserve and extend its unparalleled standards through acquisition and management of one-of-akind properties.

The current portfolio includes Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, Le Bristol Paris, Brenners ParkHotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence, The Lanesborough in London, L’Apogée Courchevel, Eden Rock-St Barths, Jumby Bay Island in Antigua, Palácio Tangará in São Paulo, The Woodward in Geneva, Hotel La Palma in Capri (opening Spring 2023), The Vineta Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida (opening 2024) and more than 150 private villas and residences around the globe.


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