Olaf Koch is a partner at ZINTINUS - a Food Tech venture capital fund focused on supporting startups entering the growth stage. Throughout his career he has continuously promoted young companies and paid special attention to sustainability. Prioir to founding ZINTINUS with his partners he was CEO at METRO AG for nine years, where he initiated a comprehensive restructuring and realignment from a diversified retail conglomerate to a modern and focused food wholesaler. Under his leadership, numerous digital solutions and services were brought to the market and thus taking on a leading role, especially in the catering industry. METRO also committed to substantial sustainability improvements and achieved a leading position in the Dow Jones Sustainability index. Prior to that he worked at PERMIRA as Managing Director Operations and before that as CFO of the Mercedes Car Group within DAIMLER AG. Olaf started his career as author of IT books and lecturer. Thereafter he founded a startup that specialized in network solutions, which he sold in 2000.
Olaf has been an active member of various associations including a two-year Co-Chairmanship at the Consumer Goods Forum.