Oliver Prothmann

Since March 2014 Oliver Prothmann is the President of Bundesverband Onlinehandel e.V. (BVOH; German Federal Association Online-Trade), an association representing SME online retail business across Germany.

Prior to his office as president, Oliver Prothmann worked as the director of the city portals BerlinOnline and Berlin.de. He was in charge of the first internet banking of the Berliner Sparkasse (Savings Bank) and the online marketplace ElectronicScout24 for T-Online (Deutsche Telekom). As one of Germany’s leading eCommerce specialists Prothmann was responsible for the business retailers of eBay and PayPal for many years. Today he is the general manager of p.digital, an ecommerce consultancy with a special focus on international marketplaces.

Since 2013 Oliver Prothmann is also the spokesman of the initiative Choice in eCommerce, which acts against restrictions in eCommerce. In December 2013 Choice in eCommerce had the opportunity to hand over a petition with nearly 15.000 voices of European online merchants to the European Commission Vice-President Olli Rehn.