German

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.

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.

Stefan Kölbl

Stefan Kölbl

DEKRA SE
Chairman

Stefan Kölbl is chairman of German firm 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 director of the economically ailing Dekra Akademie. Within only 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Christian Speidel

Dr. Christian Speidel

7S Group GmbH
Chairman and CEO

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 was managing director of Wilh. Ispert AG & Co. KG from 1987 to 1994. 7S Group was acquired by ManpowerGroup in June and Speidel will be actively involved in the integration of business operations. At press time, the acquisition was expected to be completed by September.

Henry Schirmer

Henry Schirmer

Randstad NV
CFO and Executive Board Member
German

Staffing 100 Europe | 2020

Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and member of its executive board in 2018. He is responsible for global finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, investor relations and legal. In 2019, Randstad achieved record-high free cash flow, providing the opportunity to strengthen its balance sheet and reduce its debt position. Together with a cost optimisation program, this improved its incremental conversion ratio resulting in an EBITA of 4.9% in the last quarter. Schirmer is also a member of the board of directors of General American Investors and the non-profit organisation Results for Development.