German

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

Allegis Group
President, Allegis Group EMEA

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. In 2011, the company was acquired by Allegis Group. In 2012, Zimdahl became COO of Allegis Group International, assuming responsibility for integrating the operations across the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2013, he became president. In December 2016, Zimdahl oversaw the acquisition of Switzerland-based The Stamford Group. Zimdahl is a past board member of APSCo.

Christian Speidel

Christian Speidel

7S Group GmbH
Chairman and CEO

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 managing director of Wilh. Ispert AG & Co. KG from 1987 to 1994. Speidel holds a doctorate from the University of Freiburg.

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

Allegis Group
President, EMEA

As president of Allegis Group EMEA, Sean Zimdahl leads the region’s operations for Aerotek, Aston Carter, TEKsystems and the Stamford Group. He is driven by solving customers’ business challenges. At this time, he is concentrating on the group’s digital transformation and evolution into a product based services company. Zimdahl is also passionate about his team, promoting internal mobility by moving individuals across Allegis’ global network. Zimdahl co-founded Aston Carter in 1997 and led a management buy-out inAllegis Group acquired the company in 2011, naming Zimdahl COO of Allegis Group International in 2012 and then president for the EMEA region in 2013. During 2017, he led the acquisition of The Stamford Group.

Volker Enkerts

Volker Enkerts

Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services
President

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.

Volker Enkerts

Volker Enkerts

Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP)
President

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.

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

DEKRA SE
Chairman

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.

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

Allegis Group
President, Allegis Group EMEA

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. In 2011, the company was acquired by Allegis Group. In 2012, Zimdahl became COO of Allegis Group International, assuming responsibility for integrating the operations across the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2013, he became president. In December 2016, Zimdahl oversaw the acquisition of Switzerland-based The Stamford Group. Zimdahl is a past board member of APSCo.

Jan Gupta

Jan Gupta

The Adecco Group
Global President, Modis

Jan Gupta this year assumed the newly created role of global head of Modis, The Adecco Group’s IT, engineering and life science staffing and solutions division. He also joined Adecco’s executive committee. A German national, Gupta’s experience includes managing global teams in engineering and technology businesses and an academic background in mechanical engineering and economics. His career spans more than 20 years in the technology industry, most recently as COO and board member of Schunk Group, a German advanced engineering company. He previously held various senior leadership roles at the Freudenberg Group, including leading several of its global divisions.

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

DEKRA SE
Chairman

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 €520.9 million in 2016. 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, 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.

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann

I.K. Hofmann
CEO

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 Germany. I.K. Hofmann holds the Great Place to Work Gold Trust Champion Award for being honoured seven times in a row, most recently in 2015. Hofmann is a member of the board of the Federal Employment Agency and is an active member of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers Association (BAP) and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA).

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