Franz-Josef Schürmann serves as the regional head of Germany, Austria, Switzerland (DACH) for Adecco, a position he has held 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 client partner for several DAX 30 companies. From 2010 to 2015, Schürmann was country head of Germany for Infosys Ltd. He is board director at AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce and for Bitkom, the German IT and Communications Industry association. He is a member of the Senate of Acatech, the national academy of science and engineering.
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.
Andreas Dinges became the regional head of the Adecco Group’s Germany and Austriadivision in 2009 and is an executivecommittee member. He joined Adecco in 2006 as CEO of DIS DeutscherIndustrie Service AG. From 2002 to 2006, he was the spokesman of the executiveboard of 3M ESPE AG. He started his career at 3M Company in 1988. Dinges isa commercial judge at the district court in Dusseldorf, Germany. He is a member of the board of the Bundesarbeitgeberverband der Personaldienstleister (BAP), Germany’s national staffing association.
Martin Weiß is co-founder and managing director of ZAG Personal & Perspektiven, headquartered in Hanover, Germany. In 2007, Weiß founded the non-profit ZAG foundation Pro Chance, which supports the young and disadvantaged in various projects. Founded in 1984, ZAG Personal & Perspektiven operates more than 100 branches and employs more than 10,000 workers with approximately 17,000 client companies. With turnover of €240 million in 2014, ZAG Personal &Perspektiven is one of the 10 largest staffing companies in Germany. It is a member of the Federal Employers’ Association of Personnel Services (BAP).
Sebastian Lazay has been president of the Federal Employers’ Association of Staffing Services (BAP) since 2017 after serving as vice president since 2011. 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, he 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.
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.
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Jan Gupta is president of The Adecco Group’s Modis brand, the group’s IT and engineering staffing and solutions division. He assumed this newly created role and joined The Adecco Group’s executive committee in 2019. A German national, Gupta’s experience includes managing global teams at engineering and technology businesses. His academic background is in mechanical engineering and economics. Gupta holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from Aachen University, Germany. 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.
Martin Jäger has recently taken charge of Trenkwalder’s Central and Eastern European regions in addition to his responsibilities as board member and CEO-elect. Jäger joined the group as chief sales officer and member of the executive board in August 2011, before which he was managing partner at a Droege & Company, the business consultancy. Jäger graduated from the University of Konstanz as an economist.
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.
Ingrid Hofmann is one of Germany’s most successful temporary work entrepreneurs. She is CEO of Hofmann Corp., parent company of global staffing and recruiting agency I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal), which she founded in 1985 in Nuremberg, Germany. Guided by her philosophy that growth occurs by word of mouth, Hofmann Corp. has become one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe with more than 20,000 employees and more than 100 international branches located in the US, England, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. I.K. Hofmann ranks fifth on SIA’s 2018 list of largest staffing firms in Germany.