The Concardis Management



Robert Hoffmann

Chief Executive Officer


As Chief Executive Officer, Robert Hoffmann manages Concardis Payment Group’s transformation into the leading provider of digital payment services in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In this role, he is responsible for the development of all portfolio companies.

Hoffmann has more than 20 years of management experience in e-business and telecommunications. Prior to joining Concardis Payment Group, he managed 1&1 Internet SE as CEO from 2013 to 2017 and was a member of the management board of United Internet AG’s business applications segment. From 2006 to 2012, Hoffmann was responsible for the telecommunications business of United Internet as a member of the management board of 1&1 Internet AG. Prior to this, he held various leadership roles in product management and sales between 1998 and 2006 at Arcor AG & Co. KG. He started his career with his own company dealing in the trade and import of vending machines.

Jana Brendel

Jana Brendel

Chief Information Officer


As Chief Information Officer, Jana Brendel is responsible for the entire IT of the Concardis Payment Group. In this function, she is significantly driving the development of the group of companies into a digital payment champion.

Brendel has worked in the IT and finance industry for more than 20 years. Before joining the Concardis Group, she was Head of Digital Solutions at Deutsche Bank AG, where she was responsible for the development of all end-user applications. Prior to that, she headed the application development department of Deutsche Bank, after having managed the integration of Postbank until 2014 as IT Program Manager. Before joining Deutsche Bank, she worked as a software developer.

Luca Zanotti

General Counsel


As General Counsel, Luca Zanotti heads the areas of law, regulation and audit at Concardis GmbH. He is also responsible for compliance with the requirements of card organisations and represents the company to the supervisory authorities.

The fully qualified lawyer and Master of Laws (LL.M.) started his payment career over ten years ago in the Concardis legal department. He has further developed the area of law and regulation over the past few years and made a significant contribution to the strategic restructuring of the company. Prior to his arrival at Concardis, Zanotti worked as a lawyer.