Since March 2014 Oliver Prothmann is the President of „Bundesverband Onlinehandel e.V.“ (BVOH; German Federal Association Online-Trade).
Oliver Prothmann was for instance the director of the city portals BerlinOnline and Berlin.de. He was in charge for the first internet banking of the “Berliner Sparkasse” (Savings Bank) and the online marketplace ElectronicScout24 for T-Online (Deutsche Telekom). As a distinguished eCommerce specialist Prothmann was responsible for the business retailers of eBay and PayPal for many years. Today he is the general manager of Applet–X GmbH, which offers eCommerce-consultancy. In addition to that Oliver Prothmann is also the spokesman of the initiative “Choice in eCommerce”, which is 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.