German

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.(…)

Franz-Josef Schürmann

Franz-Josef Schürmann

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(…)

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(…)

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl

Sean Zimdahl has more than 20 years’ experience within the recruitment industry. As Allegis Group EMEA president, Zimdahl oversees all Allegis Group’s EMEA operating companies: Aerotek, Aston Carter, Talent2 and TEKsystems. Zimdahl co-founded Aston Carter in 1997 with the vision to build a professional brand focused on quality and delivery, to both clients and candidates,(…)

Sebastian Lazay

Sebastian Lazay

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(…)

Dr. Christian Speidel

Dr. Christian Speidel

Dr. Christian Speidel is chairman and CEO of 7S Group GmbH, a Germany-based firm that 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 RöderZelt systeme und Service AG from 1994 to 1996, and(…)

Ingrid Hofmann

Ingrid Hofmann

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(…)

Georg Breucker

Georg Breucker

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(…)

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(…)

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

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(…)