Dominik de Daniel joined the Adecco Group as CFO in 2006, following Adecco’s acquisition of DIS DeutscherIndustrie Service AG. De Daniel was a bank trainee at Deutsche Bank AG before completing vocational studies in banking and business administration at the Bankakademie. Starting in 1993, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Germany in various roles, including stock analyst. De Daniel joined DIS AG in 2000, and was appointed to the executive board in 2001 with responsibility for investor relations, M&A and strategic controlling. He became CFO in 2002.
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.
Volker Enkerts is the president of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers, also known as BAP. In 1992, Enkerts was elected as a board member of the German Association of Private Employment, also known as the BZA, and progressed to the president role in 2004. The BZA and the Employers’ Association of Medium-Sized Personnel Services merged to form BAP, of which he was elected president. Enkerts is also a board member of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations. Furthermore, Enkerts is chairman of the statutory accident insurance institution, VBG, and runs Hamburg-based FLEX-TIME GmbH as owner and managing director.
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.
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.
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.
Franz-Josef Schürmann has been The Adecco Group’s chief sales and innovation officer since July 2017. He joined The Adecco Group as regional head of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 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 (German Index) companies. From 2010 to 2015, he was country head of Germany for Infosys Ltd. Schürmann is a member of the board of directors at AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce, Germany; and a member of the Senate of Acatech, the national academy of science and engineering, Germany.
Stefan Kölbl is chairman of German fi rm 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.
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).
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 of executive experience in international corporate and business development. He 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.