Rainer Hillebrand holds a Masters degree in Economics and Organizational Sciences and held various functions as an officer in the German army, including a position as scientific assistance at the Marketing Institute of the Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg. After obtaining a PHD in Business, he joined the Otto Group in 1990.
Rainer Hillebrand is member of the Executive Board of the Otto Group since 1999. He is responsible for the company's major fields of Corporate Strategy, E-Commerce, Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management. This includes the more than 100 online shops of the Group’s multichannel retailers like myToys, the pure online players such as Limango, Mirapodo and the Shopping24 group, as well as corporate venture activities with a three-digit million investment.