Mr. Sönke Martens serves as Chief Operating Officer & Board Member at ZEAL Network. He is a member of the ZEAL Management Board since 1 July 2021, having previously been part of the ZEAL Group for more than seven years. He has been active in the digital industry for over 15 years, including more than ten years in a management role. Before joining ZEAL, Sönke Martens founded the startup loftville, an online real estate marketplace. Before that, he held several business development roles at New Work SE (formerly XING AG), most recently as Director Corporate Development. After completing a banking apprenticeship at Hamburgische Landesbank and studying business administration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and in Buenos Aires, the business graduate began his career as a consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.