Management Board

"I joined Babbel because it felt more meaningful than selling the tenth pair of jeans, a pack of baby diapers or detergent. All of which are value-adding, no doubt. But none of it compares to the transformational power of language learning." - CEO Arne Schepker

CFO Christian Baier

Supervisory Board

Markus Witte is one of the founders and Chairperson of the Supervisory Board at Babbel. He founded Babbel with three others in 2007 and steered the company as CEO until 2019 when he became Executive Chairman at Babbel. 

Dr. Annette Messemer, Chairperson of the Audit Committee, currently sits on the Board of Directors at Imerys and Société Générale and sat on the Board of Directors at EssilorLuxottica S.A. until May 2021. She joined Merrill Lynch as Managing Director and member of the German Executive Committee and accepted the nomination to the Supervisory Board of WestLB by the German Ministry of Finance. 

Kate Eberle Walker, Supervisory Board Member, is the CEO of PresenceLearning Inc., the leading provider of online special education related services for K-12 schools, and the former CEO of The Princeton Review. 

Matthias Hornberger, Supervisory Board Member, has served as an Executive Board Member and Chief Financial Officer, at Atevia AG, since 2007. He is also a managing director and Chief Financial Officer of Kizoo Technology Capital GmbH.

John Hass, Supervisory Board Member, is a Member of the board of eHealth Inc. and ARC Clean Energy. He was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rosetta Stone Inc.