Power woman makes management grow - Dr. Mandy Hecht is the new COO of CodeCheck
12/03/2020 by Katharina Braun
Dr. Mandy Hecht has occupied the newly created role of COO at CodeCheck, Europe's largest app for sustainable and healthy shopping, since March 1, 2020. After only three months as a research scientist, the doctor of chemistry and holder of six patents, took over the management of the scientific department at CodeCheck in 2017, built up the new data analytics division in 2018, and was ultimately responsible for the entire B2B department.
As COO, the experienced scientist and change manager takes over the management of the Berlin headquarters and thus contributes to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Swiss start-up. "A central overview of day-to-day operations simplifies the implementation of the strategy. I have already started translating the company's goals into the individual business units through OKRs in 2019 and I am looking forward to driving CodeCheck's growth even further. By adopting the people and culture theme, I will also strengthen the foundation and further develop our already strong corporate culture."
Boris Manhart, CEO of CodeCheck: "I think it’s great that with Mandy we have found an internal solution for the newly created role as COO. With her leadership and communication skills and FMCG background, CodeCheck will be further strengthened both as an organization as well as a product with a solid scientific background. I personally look forward to an even stronger and inspiring collaboration with Mandy.”
With CodeCheck, conscious consumers in DACH, the UK, and the USA can scan the barcode of a food or cosmetic product and find out exactly what’s contained in it and how the ingredients affect the environment and their health. The product’s ingredients are evaluated by the company's own scientific team and the latest research findings of experts such as BUND, the Verbraucherzentrale, the Allergy and Asthma Federation and the WWF.
Founded in 2010 by Roman Bleichenbacher in Zurich, and with Boris Manhart on the management board since 2014, CodeCheck gives people back control over what they consume and helps manufacturers produce ecological and healthier products. With over eight million downloads and 3.5 million users, CodeCheck is one of the most important apps in the area of sustainability and health.