Franz-Josef Schürmann has been The Adecco Group’s chief sales and innovation officer since July 2017. He joined The Adecco Group as regional head of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in January 2016. He started his career at Accenture in 1996. As a member of the German and European leadership teams of Accenture, in 2008 he was named global client partner for several DAX 30 (German Index) companies. From 2010 to 2015, he was country head of Germany for Infosys Ltd. Schürmann is a member of the board of directors at AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce, Germany; and a member of the Senate of Acatech, the national academy of science and engineering, Germany.
Stefan Kölbl is chairman of German firm Dekra SE, which includes Dekra Personnel, the temporary work and training and education division of the company that posted revenue of €650.1 million in 2017. Kölbl joined Dekra in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He became chairman in 2010. Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing Dekra Akademie in 2003. Within two years, he turned Dekra Akademie into one of the leading training providers in Germany. He was then assigned to Dekra’s automotive services unit in 2006, which has expanded internationally under his direction. He has also served as a member of advisory board at Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg and Baden-Württembergische Bank AG.
Helga Schwitzer is the executive board member of the IG Metall Union and is responsible for collective bargaining. Schwitzer successfully negotiated a new collective agreement for the metal and electrical industry and agreed to a 15 percent wage increase for agency workers in the sector, an agreement that led to collective bargaining agreements in other industries. From 1985 to 2007, Schwitzer was the union secretary of IG Metall district headquarters of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. She is also an honorary judge at the Federal Labour court in Erfurt and is a member of the SPD.
Martin Weiß is co-founder and managing director of ZAG Personal & Perspektiven, headquartered in Hanover, Germany. In 2007, Weiß founded the non-profit ZAG foundation Pro Chance, which supports the young and disadvantaged in various projects. Founded in 1984, ZAG Personal & Perspektiven operates more than 100 branches and employs more than 10,000 workers with approximately 17,000 client companies. With turnover of €240 million in 2014, ZAG Personal &Perspektiven is one of the 10 largest staffing companies in Germany. It is a member of the Federal Employers’ Association of Personnel Services (BAP).
Volker Enkerts is the president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP). In 1992, Enkerts was elected as a board member of the German Association of Private Employment (BZA), and progressed to its presidency in 2004. The BZA and the Employers’ Association of Medium-Sized Personnel Services (AMP) merged in 2010/2011 to form BAP, and he was elected president following the successful merger. Enkerts is also a board member of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA). Furthermore, Enkerts is CEO of the statutory accident insurance institution, VBG, and runs Hamburg-based FLEX-TIME GmbH as owner and managing director.
Dominik de Daniel joined the Adecco Group as CFO in 2006, following Adecco’s acquisition of DIS DeutscherIndustrie Service AG. De Daniel was a bank trainee at Deutsche Bank AG before completing vocational studies in banking and business administration at the Bankakademie. Starting in 1993, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Germany in various roles, including stock analyst. De Daniel joined DIS AG in 2000, and was appointed to the executive board in 2001 with responsibility for investor relations, M&A and strategic controlling. He became CFO in 2002.
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Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and member of its executive board in 2018. He is responsible for global finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, investor relations and legal. In 2019, Randstad achieved record-high free cash flow, providing the opportunity to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce its debt position. Together with a cost optimisation program, this improved its incremental conversion ratio resulting in an EBITA of 4.9% in the last quarter. Schirmer is also a member of the board of directors of General American Investors and the non-profit organisation Results for Development.
Ingrid Hofmann is CEO and founder of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Hofmann is a member of the board of BAP, the German national staffing association, and also belongs to the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA). I.K. Hofmann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize for business excellence in 2010 and holds the Great Place to Work Gold Trust Champion Award for being named a Great Place to Work seven times in a row. Founded in 1985, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and Germany.
Eckard Gatzke has been CEO of Randstad Germany since 2003. He is responsible for the sales organisation, marketing and communications, and human resources. He is also country general manager for sister companies Tempo-Team, Randstad Professionals and GULP. Under Gatzke’s leadership, Randstad Germany has become the largest staffing firm in the country in terms of revenue. Before joining Randstad, Gatzke distinguished himself as an expert in the restructuring and reorganisation of leading companies in the logistics industry in Germany and Europe. His previous employers include Kuehne & Nagel, TNT, BahnTrans and Rhenus.
Sebastian Lazay is president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP). He was elected unanimously by the board last year. Lazay is managing director of Extra-Personalservice GmbH, Hamburg, and has been closely involved with temporary work for more than 20 years. He has been VP of the BAP since 2011. He is also deputy negotiator of the tariff commission of the BAP and a member of the Bargaining Association (VGZ), participating in collective bargaining for temporary employment. Lazay serves on the executive committee of the BGA, the Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services, and since 2015 he has been VP of large-scale services for the BGA.