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. I.K. Hofmann in 2010 was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize, the highest award for business excellence in Germany. I.K. Hofmann 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. Hofmann is a board member of the Federal Employment Agency and is an active member of the Employers’ Association of Personnel Service Providers, also known as BAP, and the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations, also known as BDA.
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.
Ingrid Hofmann is CEO and founder of I.K. Hofmann (also known as Hofmann Personal). Hofmann is a member of the board of BAP, the German national staffing association, and also belongs to the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA). I.K. Hofmann was awarded the Ludwig Erhard Prize for business excellence in 2010 and holds the Great Place to Work Gold Trust Champion Award for being named a Great Place to Work seven times in a row. Founded in 1985, I.K. Hofmann is one of the largest staffing agencies in Europe and Germany.
Henry Schirmer joined Randstad as CFO and a member of the executive board in 2018, bringing more than 25 years of international management and leadership experience in the fast-moving consumer goods industry and industrial sector under public and private equity ownership. Schirmer is responsible for global finance and accounting, business control, M&A, tax, treasury, business risk and audit, investor relations and legal. Prior positions include CFO at both Unilever Europe and Unilever North America. Schirmer is a member of the board of directors of General American Investors and the nonprofit organization Results for Development.
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.
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, Randstad Germany has become the largest staffing firm in the country in terms of revenue. Before 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.
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.
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.
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.
Helga Schwitzer is the executive board member of the IG Metall Union and is responsible for collective bargaining. Schwitzer successfully negotiated a new collective agreement for the metal and electrical industry and agreed to a 15 percent wage increase for agency workers in the sector, an agreement that led to collective bargaining agreements in other industries. From 1985 to 2007, Schwitzer was the union secretary of IG Metall district headquarters of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. She is also an honorary judge at the Federal Labour court in Erfurt and is a member of the SPD.