Fostering Innovation for People and Planet

Based in Europe but supporting organizations across the globe, Personio Foundation offers financial and strategic support to its partners.







Our Story

At Personio, we believe that social responsibility encompasses caring for one another as well as our planet. From day one, Personio’s shareholder agreement has included the commitment to transfer 1% of Personio’s equity to a charitable foundation at the time of an IPO. However, as we cannot afford to wait to tackle our generation’s most pressing issues, we launched Personio Foundation already in 2021 to start supporting organizations that drive positive change for people and planet.

The Foundation is founded by Hanno, Roman, Arseniy and Jonas who, over the past years, have grown Personio to become one of the leading HR Tech Companies in Europe, supporting over 6,000 customers. In addition to financial help for the organisations we support, Personio Foundation will also share the knowledge gained from building Personio’s business and the lessons learnt from working with thousands of customers every day.

As a result of the 1% commitment, Personio Foundation is a shareholder in Personio whilst operating as an independent entity. Besides the 1% equity stake, the foundation received $3M in initial donations from its founders, Personio’s investors and from Personio.







Meet the Team


Hanno Renner

Co-founder & Chairman

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Roman Schumacher

Co-Founder

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Arseniy Vershinin

Co-Founder

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Jonas Rieke

Co-Founder

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Nicola Crosta

Interim Head of Foundation

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Louis Wiedenhofer

Program & Operations Lead

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