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Christian Speidel

Christian Speidel

Dr. Christian Speidel is chairman and CEO of 7S Group GmbH, the Germany-based firm ranks on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest global staffing firms. Speidel has also served as managing director of 7S Group since 1997. Prior to 7S, Speidel was chairman at RöderZeltsysteme und Service AG from 1994 to 1996, and he was(…)

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl is chairman of German fi rm DEKRA SE, which includes DEKRA Personnel, a temporary work and training & education division of the company that posted revenue of €467.1 million in 2015. Kölbl joined DEKRA in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He became chairman in 2010. In 2003, Kölbl was appointed managing(…)

Henry Schirmer

Henry Schirmer

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,(…)

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann is CEO of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and one of the 10 largest staffing firms in Germany. In 2010, I.K. Hofmann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the highest award for business excellence in(…)

Helga Schwitzer

Helga Schwitzer

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(…)

Volker Enkerts

Volker Enkerts

Volker Enkerts is president of BAP, Germany’s national staffing association. Since 1989, he has owned and operated Hamburg-based FLEX-TIME GmbH. In 1992, Enkerts became a board member of the BZA — BundesverbandZeitarbeit Personal Dienstleistungen (German Association of Private Employment) — and then president in 2004. In 2010/2011, BZA merged with AMP — Arbeitgeberverband Mittelständischer Personaldienstleister(…)

Oktay Erciyaz

Oktay Erciyaz

Oktay Erciyaz was promoted to CEO of the Trenkwalder Group AG in May 2017. In 2017, the group had an annual turnover of €800 million with 50,000 employees and 200 offices worldwide. In addition to managing Trenkwalder Group AG, he focuses on sales, growth and business development. Erciyaz, an MBA, has more than 23 years(…)

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

With more than 20 years of recruitment industry experience, Sean Zimdahl is president of Allegis Group’s EMEA operating companies: Aerotek, Aston Carter and TEKsystems. Zimdahl co-founded Aston Carter in 1997 and led a management buy-out in 2007 to Baird Capital Partners Europe; he continued as CEO and the business diversified both by sector and geography.(…)

Eckard Gatzke

Eckard Gatzke

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, according to research from Staffing Industry Analysts, Randstad Germany has become the largest staffing firm(…)

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl is chairman of the management board for German firm Dekra SE, which includes Dekra Personnel, a temporary work and training & education division of the company that posted revenue of €390.3 million in 2013. Kölbl joined Dekra in 2000 after working as a management consultant. He took on the chairman role in 2010.(…)