German

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.

Sebastian Lazay

Sebastian Lazay

BAP
President

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.

Henry Schirmer

Henry Schirmer

Randstad
CFO

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.

Oktay Erciyaz

Oktay Erciyaz

Trenkwalder Group AG
CEO
German

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Oktay Erciyaz was CEO of Austria-based Trenkwalder Group AG from May 2017 to June 2020. Erciyaz started his career at Preussag AG and held leadership positions for various units of the Bertelsmann Group, including country CEO positions in Benelux, Portugal and Turkey as well as group-level executive VP positions for corporate development and M&A. Last year, Trenkwalder was awarded the Best Recruiters award in Germany within the personal services/HR industry. Trenkwalder is present in 14 European countries with 200-plus offices and more than 35,000 employees.

Eckard Gatzke

Eckard Gatzke

Randstad Germany
CEO

Eckard Gatzke has served as CEO of Randstad Germany since 2003. He is responsible for the sales organisation, marketing and communications and human resources. In addition, he contributes as country general manager for Tempo-Team, Randstad Professionals and GULP (sister companies). Under his leadership, Randstad Germany became the leading staffing firm in Germany. Prior to 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 included Kuehne& Nagel, TNT, BahnTrans and Rhenus.

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

Dekra SE
Chairman of the Management Board

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.

Eckard Gatzke

Eckard Gatzke

Randstad Germany
CEO

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 in the country in terms of revenue. Prior to 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.

Oktay Erciyaz

Oktay Erciyaz

Trenkwalder Group
CEO

Oktay Erciyaz was promoted to CEO of the Trenkwalder Group AG in May 2017. In addition to managing Trenkwalder Group AG, he focuses on sales, growth and business development. Guided by Erciyaz, an MBA, with more than 25 years of executive experience in international corporate and business development, the group has performed very well. In 2018, the Trenkwalder Group had an annual turnover of €800 million with 40,000 employees and 200 offices worldwide. Erciyaz started his career at Preussag AG and held leadership positions for various units of the Bertelsmann Group, including country CEO positions in Benelux, Portugal and Turkey, as well as group-level executive vice president positions for corporate development and M&A.

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.

Sebastian Lazay

Sebastian Lazay

Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP)
President
German

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Sebastian Lazay became president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP) in 2017 after serving as vice resident since 2011. BAP represents the interests of the personnel services and temporary employment industry in Germany. 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, Lazay 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.