Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, Germany, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and one of the five largest staffing firms in Germany. Hofmann is a board member of the Federal Employment Agency and is an active member of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations. I.K. Hofmann earned the highest award for business excellence in Germany, the Ludwig Erhard Prize, in 2010; it also holds the Great Place to Work Platin Trust Champion Award, and has been honoured 10 times in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Georg Breucker is the CEO of Persona Service. Headquartered in Lüdenscheid, North Rhine Westphalia, the company is one of the five largest in the German staffing market. The company has a branch network of 185 locations in Germany and Switzerland with its first office outside of Germany opening in Basel in 2002. It was founded in 1967 by Brigitta and Werner Müller and was one of the first staffing agencies to operate in Germany. Persona Service places about 18,000 workers with about 10,000 clients annually, and had a turnover of €662 million in 2012.
Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and member of the executive board in 2018. AS CFO, he leads group finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, legal, and investor relations. He previously worked with Unilever, most recently as executive VP, finance, for Unilever Europe. From 2012 to 2016, Schirmer led the finance function for Unilever North America. Before that, from 2008 to 2012, he was VP of finance for Unilever Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was previously a board member of the Results for Development Institute.
Stefan Kölbl is chairman of the management board for German firm DEKRA SE, which includes DEKRA Personnel, a temporary work and training and education division of the company that posted revenue of €456.4 million in 2014. Kölbl joined DEKRA in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He took on the chairman role in 2010. In 2003, Kölbl was appointed managing director of the economically ailing DEKRA Akademie. Within two years, Kölbl succeeded in turning around what is today’s largest private training service provider in Germany. He was then assigned to DEKRA’s automotive services unit in 2006.
Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and a member of the executive board in 2018, bringing more than 25 years of international management and leadership experience in the fast-moving consumer goods industry and industrial sector under public and private equity ownership. Schirmer is responsible for global finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, investor relations and legal. Prior positions include CFO at both Unilever Europe and Unilever North America. Schirmer is a member of the board of directors of General American Investors and the nonprofit organization Results for Development.
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.
Franz-Josef Schürmann is Adecco’s chief sales and innovation officer, a position he assumed in July 2017. Prior to that, he led Adecco’s Germany, Austria, Switzerland region since 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 companies. From 2010 to 2015, Schürmann was country head of Germany for Infosys Ltd. He is a board member for AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce, Germany; and a member of the Senate of Acatech, the national academy of science and engineering, Germany. Schürmann holds a master of science in business administration and agricultural economics from Purdue University in the US, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar.
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).
Sebastian Lazay has been president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP) since 2017 after serving as vice president since 2011. Lazay is also managing director of Hamburg-based Extra- Personalservice GmbH, and has been closely involved with temporary work for more than 20 years. For many years, he also participated in collective bargaining for temporary employment. Lazay is a member of the executive committee of the BGA, the Federal Association of Wholesale, Foreign Trade, Services, and since 2015, he has been vice president of large-scale services for the BGA.
Volker Enkerts is the president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP), largest German trade organisation. In 1992, Enkerts became a board member of the German Association of Private Employment (BZA), and then president in 2004. The BZA and the Employers’ Association of Medium‐Sized Personnel Services (AMP), merged in 2010/2011 to form BAP, and Enkerts was elected president after the merger. Enkerts has also been a board member of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA), since 1998. Since 1989, he has run the Hamburg‐based company FLEX‐TIME GmbH as owner and Managing Director.